Expand the Reach and Success of our Programs

by Fishing for Families in Need, Inc. Vetted since 2013 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit
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
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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Group photo of everyone in the Boca Raton program
Group photo of everyone in the Boca Raton program

For the past 8 weeks, Fishing for Families in Need (F4FN) once again offered a marine science/conservation program to the children at Florence Fuller Child Development Center in Boca Raton, FL. The kids learned about the anatomy of fish, how to properly cast a fishing rod, how to throw a cast net, how to tie various fishing knots, and focused on topics including: marine conservation, invasive species, ocean pollution, and the perils of overfishing. At the end of every F4FN program, we offer the children a fun graduation field trip to test their fishing skills and knowledge learned. In addition, each student receives a completion certificate and a new fishing rod and tackle box. This year, we went to Anglins Fishing Pier in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Every child graduated knowing how to fish in a more responsible manner while having a great time outdoors. 

This coming Spring, we will begin a new 8 week program at the Boys & Girls Club of Miami-Dade and the Boys and Girls Club of Kendall in addition to our Boca Raton programming. 

Whether you are a past volunteer, previous donor, community partner, or a person who simply cares about positively impacting children and the environment we ask you to please consider supporting our efforts through another one-time donation or to establish a recurring donation as we head into 2018. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Nicholas C. Metropulos

Program Director (Ethan Rossler) with student
Program Director (Ethan Rossler) with student
Ethan showing how to cast a rod
Ethan showing how to cast a rod

Our Boca Raton marine conservation/education program began on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017. Throughout the next 8 weeks, Fishing for Families in Need will be offering our programs at the Florence Fuller Child Development Center for the 10th year! 

This program will be running for 8 weeks for each school semester as part of the after school cirriculum that Florence Fuller offers. During each of the 8 weeks, our Boca Raton Program Director, Ethan Rossler, will be teaching the students in the class about the anatomy of fish, how to properly cast a fishing rod, how to throw a cast net, how to tie various fishing knots, and focus on topics including: marine conservation, invasive species, ocean pollution, and the perils of overfishing. 

Whether you are a past volunteer, previous donor, community partner, or a person who simply cares about positively impacting children and the environment we thank you for your support and hope that you will continue to support us in the months and years to come. Thank you. 

Sincerely,

Nicholas C. Metropulos

 

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Fishing for Families in Need, Inc.

Location: Boca Raton, FL - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.f4fn.org
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Twitter: @F4FN
Project Leader:
Nicholas Metropulos
Boca Raton, FL United States
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