Teaching Kids to Fish
"Getting children outdoors and fishing can be life-changing. Research has shown what we have intuitively known all along; kids that are introduced to fishing at a young age gain a love for the outdoors, while improving their lives."
Message from the CEO/president
The FishAmericaNow Foundation (FAN) is the home of Fishing FANClubs. Fishing FANClubs will be established in communities across America. Thousands of kid's lives will be changed for the better by joining a FANClub.
Getting children outdoors and fishing can be life-changing. Research has shown what we have intuitively known all along; kids that are introduced to fishing at a young age gain a love for the outdoors, while improving their lives.
"Families that fish together, stay together." Mom, dad, grandparents, interested adults - all are encouraged to be involved in a Fishing FANClub. Training, fishing events, conservation projects, lots of fun and much more. All come together in a FANClub
A fishing club needs fishing guides. Our group of guides are licensed professionals and offer special discounts for FAN. The guides service is called EliteGuideServices, www.eliteguideservices.com. Elite was formed solely to financially support kids in FAN. Currently, EliteGuideServices has over seventy-five guides on lakes across Texas.
FishAmericaNow (FAN), a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, in partnership with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, exists to teach kids how to fish.
Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it.
Jimmy Mauldin, CEO/president | FishAmericaNow Foundation
As kids build their skills in fishing, they become more confident. This leads to greater independence. Once kids understand the safety measures involved in fishing, they can engage in this activity with little to no help from adults.
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