Teach A Child to Fish
"Teach a Child to Fish" teaches angling skills and good life choices to help at-risk inner-city youth find a positive alternative to peer pressure, drugs, gangs and violence. It introduces youth to sports fishing, swimming, scuba diving and the outdoors. They learn life skills to overcome conditions in their environment that could lower their self-esteem and prevent them from meeting their potential. They learn tools to resist drugs, gang violence and lack of achievement and about career opportunities that expand their possibilities. The attention and mentoring helps to build their self-esteem and teaches them cooperation skills through our peer to peer mentoring. They improve their reading and comprehension through our classroom reading and workbooks. MYC address significant community issues such as: education, health, human services, arts and culture, environment and conservation, youth employment, economic development, at-risk youth, abused and neglected children, and social justice.