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Expand the Reach and Success of our Programs

by Fishing for Families in Need, Inc.
Expand the Reach and Success of our Programs
Expand the Reach and Success of our Programs
Expand the Reach and Success of our Programs
Expand the Reach and Success of our Programs
Expand the Reach and Success of our Programs
Expand the Reach and Success of our Programs
Expand the Reach and Success of our Programs
Expand the Reach and Success of our Programs
Expand the Reach and Success of our Programs
Expand the Reach and Success of our Programs
Expand the Reach and Success of our Programs
Expand the Reach and Success of our Programs
200 Students Educated!
200 Students Educated!

2018 has been quite the year and marks 11 years since our programs began! Thanks to our supporters over 200 students were educated this year on responsible angling and marine conservation. In addition, over 500 pounds of fresh fresh were donated to various soup kitchens in South Florida, which provided over 1,000 meals to those in need. 

In 2019 we are expanding our programming and will be working with over 300 children in South Florida and the Caribbean during the course of the year as well as continuing to partner with local fishing tournaments to provide soup kitchens with nutritious meals. 

I encourage you to consider giving whatever you can to ensure that this impactful organization continues to do great work in 2019. We thank our high school student volunteers, donors, guest speakers, and community partners for a wonderful year! 

With gratitude,

Nicholas C. Metropulos

1,000 Meals Donated!
1,000 Meals Donated!

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Fish Tacos!
Fish Tacos!

“The ability to share my love for an activity with other kids is a great feeling. Fishing provides an opportunity to bond, despite of any cultural, social, or economical differences. The kids I taught are without a doubt far different from myself, so the thought that I was able to introduce such a great activity to them and encourage them to become more involved in their natural environment is spectacular. As far as looking at what I gained from my experience, F4FN has helped me become a better leader in my community and more aware of the societal differences in my local community.” - Koby Krinsky (F4FN Miami Program Director)

Another fun-filled semester of marine conservation and responsible angling education has concluded! We are now in a crucial phase of expansion as we continue on our mission to educate the next generation of environmental stewards. Our students loved the classes so much that we have decided to lengthen the Responsible Angling Education program from 8 weeks to 30 weeks long. This means more projects, more field trips, more guest speakers, and of course more fun! 

The new programs, being rolled out in 2019, will contain a STEM centered curriculum, while focusing on critical topics such as: overfishing, climate change, ocean pollution, and much more! They will be offered at 6 locations in South Florida through our partners: Boys & Girls Club of Miami-Dade & Florence Fuller Child Development Center. 

Impacting more youth means that we need your support to continue this advantageous growth. Please consider supporting our efforts by making a gift online today or reaching out to give via check. Every gift makes a difference!

Sincerely,

Nicholas C. Metropulos

Graduation Trip!
Graduation Trip!
Casting Class!
Casting Class!

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First catch of the day!
First catch of the day!

"F4FN benefited me greatly, I learned leadership skills from other volunteers as well as how revolutionary this program can be for those children and volunteers involved."- Brandon Janjic (F4FN Volunteer)

After two summer programs, Fishing for Families in Need has educated over 2,000 socio-economically disadvantaged children on how to be stewards of their local marine environment. Through our Responsible Angling Education program, we intend to enhance these children's lives by imparting skills and knowledge that will empower them in their daily lives while also creating young ethical anglers who recognize the need to safeguard and preserve our marine ecoystems.

With all of our programs to date, we are currently on track to educate 2,150+ children in 2019. We look forward to starting our Responsible Angling Education programs back up in September. Please consider supporting our efforts by giving today.

Sincerely,

Nicholas C. Metropulos

 

Learning about water displacement
Learning about water displacement
Cleaning up the Downtown Nassau community
Cleaning up the Downtown Nassau community
Feeding a stingray
Feeding a stingray

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Learning the anatomy of a Lionfish
Learning the anatomy of a Lionfish

"Fishing for Families in Need is an extraordinary organization. I was able to witness first hand the joy being brought to the kids when Nick (Executive Director of F4FN) taught them about different marine species and used interactive, hands on methods to get the class more involved. This had the kids on the edge of their seats. I hope to see F4FN continue to expand because I can truly say I have witnessed its magic."- Drew Krinsky (F4FN Volunteer)

The Responsible Angling Education programs are back and better than ever! Thanks to all of our generous supporters, we have been able to revamp our programming to incorporate more in-depth educational and hands-on marine conservation activities for our students. This July, F4FN will be offering our new and improved Responsible Angling Education program to the Boys & Girls Club of Miami-Dade & Kendall as an immersive 2-week summer program.

Additionally, in August the F4FN team will be traveling to Nassau, Bahamas to teach our Responsible Angling Education program to youth at the newly created Neville and Nora Dorsett Community Center being built and managed by a Bahamian nonprofit called Lend a Hand Bahamas that we have partnered with on multiple occasions. Join us in the effort of safeguarding the future of our precious marine ecoystems by giving today!

Sincerely,

Nicholas C. Metropulos

Learning how to properly cast a handline
Learning how to properly cast a handline
His first catch!
His first catch!

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First catch of the program
First catch of the program

“Volunteering with F4FN at first started out as just a project to get my community service hours, but it’s so much more. While volunteering for F4FN I felt as if I was really making a difference in these children’s lives and the community.”- Nicholas Rodrigo (F4FN Volunteer)

This Spring, Fishing for Families in Need (F4FN) offered our Responsible Angling Education Program to the Florence Fuller Child Development Center and the Boys & Girls Club of Miami-Dade and Kendall. In every program, the kids are taught the anatomy of fish, how to properly cast a fishing rod, how to throw a cast net, how to tie various fishing knots, and on topics including: marine conservation, invasive species, ocean pollution, and the perils of overfishing. As well, each child received their very own fishing rod and tackle box at the end of the 8 week cirriculum. Through these programs we were able to positively impact 50 children in the South Florida area since January 2018. 

We are also currently in conversation to expand the Responsible Angling Education Program to St. Johns in the Virgin Islands through the Gifft Hill School.

This year, we aim to positively impact over 200 children in South Florida and the Caribbean. If you would like to help make sure that our organization continues to offer this great programming, I encourage you to support F4FN through a one-time or recurring donation. Help us safeguard the future of South Florida and the Caribbean's marine ecosystems by giving today and joining us in the effort!

Sincerely,

Nicholas C. Metropulos

Boca Raton Program observing nurse sharks
Boca Raton Program observing nurse sharks
Group photo of the Miami Program
Group photo of the Miami Program
Learning the components of a fishing rod
Learning the components of a fishing rod

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Fishing for Families in Need, Inc.

Location: Boca Raton, FL - USA
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Twitter: @F4FN
Project Leader:
Nicholas Metropulos
Boca Raton, FL United States

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