FUND TU TEENS OF GALLIPOLIS

$1,645 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 32 months
Shannon Mayes  GALLIPOLIS, OH

MY NAME IS SHANNON MAYES, I AM A MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER IN GALLIPOLIS, OHIO. I HAVE STARTED A FLY FISHING CLUB CALLED "TU TEENS OF GALLIPOLIS" LAST YEAR WE WERE THE LARGEST TU TEENS PROGRAM IN THE NATION WITH 47 STUDENTS LEARNING TO FLY FISH, TIE FLIES, AND LEARNING ABOUT CONSERVATION. MY PROGRAM IS ENTIRELY FUNDED FROM DONATIONS FROM BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS THAT FEEL THIS PROGRAM IS WORTH WHILE FOR OUR STUDENTS.  ALTHOUGH WE HAVE NO TROUT STREAMS IN SOUTHERN OHIO, THESE STUDENTS WORK HARD AT LEARNING THE SKILLS TO BECOME A FLY FISHERMAN/WOMEN.  MANY OF MY STUDENTS DO NOT BELONG TO OTHER TEAMS OR  ACTIVITIES. THIS CLUB GIVES THESE STUDENTS A SOURCE OF BELONGING  AND BEING A PART OF SOMETHING MUCH LARGER. I AM TEACHING THESE STUDENTS A RESPECT FOR THE OUTDOORS AND TEACHING THEM A SKILL THAT THEY MAY UTILIZE THE REST OF THEIR LIVES. I GREW UP VERY MUCH LIKE MANY OF THESE STUDENTS AND I CAN HONESTLY SAY THAT LEARNING TO FISH AND HUNT HAS HELPED ME IN MANY WAYS THROUGHOUT MY LIFE.  I WANT TO GIVE THESE STUDENTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN TO FLY FISH AND APPRECIATE ALL THAT THE GREAT OUTDOORS HAS TO OFFER.  MY GOALS ARE TO BE ABLE TO SUPPLY THESE STUDENTS WITH FLY FISHING RODS AND SUPPLIES,TU T-SHIRTS, HATS, AND MEMBERSHIPS TO TROUT UNLIMITED. TO GIVE THEM A SENSE OF BELONGING AND PRIDE.  I ALSO WANT TO BE ABLE TO FUND THESE STUDENTS WITH THE OPPORTUNITIES TO TRAVEL TO SUMMER FLY FISHING CAMPS AND TAKE OUT -OF -STATE TRIPS WITH PARENTS AND CHAPERONES TO FLY FISHING DESTINATIONS AROUND THE UNITED STATES. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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Update 11
Posted by SHANNON MAYES
16 months ago
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It's that time of year, back to school, leaves start falling and TU Teens starts a brand new year. This will be the fifth year for TU Teens of Gallipolis and we are as strong as ever!
I have sent out donation letters to all of the past sponsors and to some others that have requested a donation letter, thank you all!
If you would like to donate here, by all means please do so. The members of TU Teens of Gallipolis appreciate every dime.
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Update 10
Posted by SHANNON MAYES
21 months ago
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Big news with TU Teens, we were recently featured in the national magazine called TROUT, spring 2017 edition. A few trips planned for this summer. A couple of trips to the mountains of WV for some brook trout fishing and another trip planned for Michigan to fish the Manistee River! Students are excited to hit these waters this summer! Thank you for your support!
Shannon Mayes
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Update 9
Posted by SHANNON MAYES
24 months ago
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TU TEENS IS GOING STRONG! I HAVE AROUND 40 STUDENTS EAGER TO GET OUTSIDE AND START CASTING.
I'M PLANNING A TRIP TO THE MANISTEE RIVER WITH SOME YOUNG FLY FISHERMEN/WOMEN IN LATE JUNE. THE MANISTEE RIVER IS LOCATED IN WESTERN MICHIGAN, NOT FAR FROM TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN. THERE, WE WILL BE FLY FISHING FOR BROWN, RAINBOW AND BROOK TROUT. STAY TUNED FOR PICTURES OF THIS ADVENTURE! THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SUPPORT THIS ORGANIZATION, AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE, YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO.
THANKS,
SHANNON MAYES
KiKI's first trout on the Elk River!
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Update 8
Posted by SHANNON MAYES
28 months ago
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Autumn is the time of year I raise money for my TU Teens program. If I sent you out a letter, please consider making a contribution. If I did Not contact you, but You would like to donate, please visit GOFUNDME.com/ TU Teens of Gallipolis. Thanks for your support!! Shannon
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Raised by 18 people in 32 months
Created May 11, 2016
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Happy to support this amazing program! TU Teens are the future of TU and conservation of our coldwater fisheries.

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