Teach A Child to Fish
Kathleen Elliott HIALEAH, FL
You can make the difference in the life of a child.
Since 1994 Mahogany Youth Corporation (MYC) has fished with 1000s of children. The founder, Robert O’Bryant was a drug counselor for 22 years. He worked with juvenile offenders in the prison system and wanted to intervene in the kid’s life before they were caught up with the system. Mr. O’Bryant saw that there were many children in the inner city that had never been fishing.
You can help take these kids fishing from the comfort of your living room. Or you can volunteer to come out and help. More information is on our website www.mahoganyyouth.com.
Mr O'Bryant realized that fishing was a way to get the kids involved. Then he discovered that children that were fishing with us were staying out of trouble because they had a positive outlet for their energy. This is where you can help these youth to do something positive with their lives.
Our mission is to empower youth and expand their possibilities. You can help introduce them to sports fishing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving and safe boating through teaching them to fish and enjoy the outdoors. You are giving them an opportunity to develop skills and enhance their self-esteem. And you can help to provide exceptional experiences for youth, teaching life skills to stay off drugs, in school and out of gangs.
The money that we raise on this site will be used for our Spring Break fishing, snorkel and scuba diving trip. This will pay for the food, gas and equipment for 15 kids to spend 3 days in the water. Many of our youth would not leave an eight block radius without your donation.
We are grateful for each of you. This truly makes a imact on South Florida. When you take the time and make the effort to donate you know that you are making a positive change in these kid's lives. Your donation matters. You gift goes to support a proven program that has been in existence for over 20 years.
We have fished with over 2000 youth annually. Imagine for a moment 1,500 young divers in the water replanting the coral, sponges and cleaning up the environment. That is the goal. Real conservation efforts that can improve the ecosystem. All under the scientific direction of our partners at University of Florida and University of Miami.
If you can donate to support this program thank you, thank you, thank you again. Each donation will support a young person discovering the outdoors. Every dollar will go to take a child fishing, snorkeling, or teach them to swim. If you can't donate please pray for our youth program and forward this information. We appreciate you either way because we know that what is in your heart is to help these kids. One day you may be able to help. In the meantime know that we are praying for you and your families. For more information go to our website www.mahoganyyouth.com. Thanks again.
Posted by Kathleen Elliott
4 months agoShare
As you prepare your year end donations please remember these kids need your help. Join Bass Pro Shop in supporting this program.
Posted by Kathleen Elliott
5 months agoShare
This is one of our kids from our Bass Fishing Team. Fishing turned his world upside down. Now he concentrates better in school and can't wait to get on the water. It made a real difference in his life. You can too by donating today to Mahogany Youth. Thanks.