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Foster Child

The Mayfly Project

Traverse City, Michigan Project

Lead Mentor: Carly Smith / Mike Petrucci

Project location: Traverse City, Michigan

Mentors on this team: 6

Children mentored to date: We mentored 1 child in 2019

Children to be mentored in 2020: 3-5

Local foster care partners: Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiatives

Local companies that support this project: The Northern Angler

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Traverse City, Michigan Project

Northern Michigan has an incredible amount of public and easily accessible streams/lakes, so we hope that by introducing local foster care children to fly fishing they’ll easily be able to turn this into a hobby they can do on their own.

Chelsea Smith

Lead Mentor, Traverse City, Michigan Project

Project Mentors

Carly Smith, LEAD MENTOR 

News & Events

Meet Jess Westbrook

Meet Jess Westbrook

Jess graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in 2008, with  degrees in Accounting and Business Administration, with an emphasis in Finance. Jess started fly fishing when he was six years old, but it was not until 2014 that it took on a new importance. ...

TMP Nebraska founder Marissa Jensen’s thoughts on mentoring

TMP Nebraska founder Marissa Jensen’s thoughts on mentoring

There is a healing property with water that has the potential to calm and the the soul. I have always had a deep love and connection with water for this reason. When I came across the website for The Mayfly Project, I knew I found the perfect fit to share my love for...

The Mayfly Project’s new Conservation Initiative!!!

The Mayfly Project’s new Conservation Initiative!!!

The Mayfly Project’s Conservation Initiative We are proud to announce The Mayfly Project’s new Conservation Initiative--we believe children in foster care need rivers and our rivers need a generation of conservationists. The Conservation Initiative is designed to...

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