Empowering our Youth, Veterans & Senior Citizens


The Mission
The mission of the Amaysing fishing club Mentoring Program is to empower at-risk youth, veterans and senior citizens in our community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their personal potential.

Vision Statement
Amayaing fishing club Mentoring Program envisions a community in which every youth, veteran and senior citizen experiences nurturing one-to-one relationships and community support, which in turn allows each of them to develop into their full potential, capable of making informed, responsible decisions as involved members of our community.

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Children & Youth Empowerment
•Expose children and veterans, who may not otherwise get the opportunity, to the sport of fishing and the outdoors.
•Encourage continued participation in fishing by developing skills in the children along with their parents.
Veteran Empowerment
•Increase the awareness of all participants and help strengthen family relationships and local communities.
•Offer education elements such as angler ethics, fish identification, and water safety to local youth and veterans.
Senior Citizens Empowerment
•Provide education and understanding to youth, veteran and senior citizens about fish as a natural resource.
•Develop skills that provide a lifelong hobby.
• To bring local fishing enthusiasts together

Recreational Fishing

  1. Recreational fishing provides the opportunity for individuals, groups and families to engage in an outdoor recreational pursuit that they can enjoy regardless of age, with the added bonuses of significant health benefits and opportunities for important social interactions.
  2. Fishing is an activity that is suited to people of almost any age and across a large range of physical abilities. Outdoor nature-based activities provide social, physiological and psychological benefits.
  3. Children find the development of skills and the perceived skill associated with fishing as important motivators for participation. Girls in particular value the support of family and friends, as a result, fewer girls than boys fish alone (Kuehn 2005).
  4. Whether it’s professional, personal, or spiritual, mentoring is often a catalyst for growth and accomplishment. Regardless of the context, mentors offer steady support, hope, wise guidance, experience, and critical encouragement.

Outdoor Activities

Development Skills

Mentoring

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Anticipation
Opportunities for youth, veterans and senior citizens to visiting a new place, meeting new people and seeing and understanding the things that makes life worth living :)
What a Pair program is designed to support military personnel and their families, specifically targeting military members who have served our country, by creating an adaptive, (pairing a veteran with a youth) community based outdoor recreation experience through the sport of fishing. Kids will receive a free rod & reel, a tackle box and tackle. We offer large group events and small group events. Some of our events include a one week, all expenses paid fishing trip for a kid and parent.
 
Numerous studies have shown that traumatic events not only affect the psychological structures of the self, but also the attachment and meaning that link individuals and their families together. This program seeks to restore those disconnects, it allows military members a chance to have social interactions and bond with family members, while enjoying the sport of fishing.

Goals

•Restore in the home disconnect by increasing family interaction.
•Support positive social interactions with the civilian world.
•Encourage outdoor recreation as a therapeutic outlet.
•Empower Veterans to advocate for positive self growth and change.



 
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  1. The idea behind his nonprofit is simple, yet brilliant: Take a group of veterans and inner-city kids on fishing trips together. For the veterans, many of whom suffer from PTSD, fly fishing acts as a natural “medicine for the soul,” he says. For the inner-city youth, he brings along, interacting with nature is often a brand new and awe-inspiring experience.
    San Nicholas Island
    07/28/2019
  2. Youth fishing program is designed so children with special needs or learning disabilities and their family members can enjoy a day of fishing. We also have programs for military members and their families. Our goal is to give children, who may not otherwise get the opportunity, a chance to go fishing and enjoy the outdoors. We offer youth fishing trips that everyone will enjoy.
    Overnight Charter Lobster & Fishing Trips
    10/5/2019
  3. We are set up to give less fortunate kids who may not have the opportunity a chance to go fishing. Many kids would love to go fishing, or enjoy other outdoor activities, but their circumstances may not allow them to. Every kids circumstances may be different. It may be the fact that they don't have anyone to take them fishing, or maybe they come from a broken home and just need a someone to go fishing with. Some inner city kids may not have a place to fish or the means to go fishing. Some of the kids come from orphanages, where they have a disadvantage because they have no one to take them fishing.
    San Miguel Overnight Fishing
    04/20/2019
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“They’re all becoming mentors, and they’re all becoming very educated and very skilled, not only with fly fishing but with understanding the entire environmental aspect of understanding what’s around them, above the water, under the water, and they’re changing their lives.”

About Big Willie

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A highly talented Fisherman with huge experience in operating fishing vessels to pursue and land fish and other marine life.

·  More than 40 years experience.
·  Sound health, physical strength and stamina, excellent    balance and coordination.
·  Profound communication skills.
·  Strong willingness to be away from home for long periods of    time.
·  Uncommon joy being on a ship in all kinds of weather and    strong ability to work in difficult conditions.
·  Remarkable capability of working in a team and getting on    well    with others on the vessel.
·  Sound ability to lead and manage crews.
·  Excellent knowledge of the waters, seamanship and    meteorology.
·  Immense ability to operate, maintain, and repair equipment    and fishing gear.
·  Immense ability to understand the laws and regulations that    apply to fishing vessels.
·  Deep ability to make quick decisions in an emergency.
·  In-depth knowledge of first aid and ability to provide    emergency medical services.
·  Excellent managerial and record-keeping skills to run business    operations.
·  Profound communication skills, with the ability to understand    and carry out directions, and relay information and instructions    to other members of the crew or passengers.
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·  Demonstrated ability to read and write text designed to    communicate technical information.
·  Strong vision that allows for safe operation of the vessel in    situations when navigating night and day, year round.
·  Excellent color vision that enables identification of navigation    lights, signals, and symbols, as well as warning lights or    symbols.
·  Remarkable ability to adequately perceive depth when    navigating in close quarters, including lock or bridge    approaches.