Change a Kids Life for a Day, Let us Take em Fishin
Take a Kid Fishing, Who Are We

Learn more about why take a kid fishing was created. Who the members are, what we hope to accomplish with our take a kid fishing events, trips and programs.

Take a kid fishing is changing kids lives by introducing them to the sport of fishing. Learn more about us and how you can help change a kids life for a day.
Take a Kid Fishing was started by long time fisherman. Who decided that with all their good fortune in life, it was time to give something back. What better way to do it, than with the sport they enjoy the most.

Take a Kid Fishing offers some great programs. Our take a kid fishing program is for all kids, but we take pride in helping less fortunate kids and military members who have served our country. Throughout the year we have opportunities for everyone to go fishing.

The staff at Take a Kid Fishing consists of long time avid fisherman and some individuals who have been helped by our program and have decided to give back to others.
Our mission and Programs

Take a Kid Fishing small group eventwas designed to create an adaptive environment where children, ages 5-18, and parents can both benefit from sharing a day of fun on the water. Events are hosted at a local lake, or body of water. Participants are supplied with fishing gear and tackle. Kids are partnered with an experienced volunteer angler or with the supervision of a parent or guardian. They are shown proper fishing techniques, receive natural resources and boater safety education. Participants will board a boat and enjoy a day of fishing on the water.

Goals

•Expose children, 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.
•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.
•Provide education and understanding to children about fish as a natural resource.
•Develop skills that provide a lifelong hobby.

Take a Kid Fishing group event.  Events are designed to create and provide more fishing opportunities for urban youth, ages 5-16.  Each event hosts approximately 50 to 500 children. The kids fish in groups on-shore, receiving instruction by experienced anglers on angling techniques and environmental excellence.  The parents are encouraged to participate with their children and prior to each fishing session each group receives a tutorial on proper fishing techniques and water safety.

Goals

•Expose children, who may not otherwise get the opportunity, to the sport of fishing and the outdoors.
•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.
•Provide a meaningful and enjoyable fishing opportunity to local youth.
•Promote fishing as an alternative leisure activity.
•Develop skills that provide a lifelong hobby.

Special kids fishing program is designed so children with special needs or learning disabilities and their family members can enjoy a day of fishing. Kids and their parents will be introduced to the sport of fishing. Participants will learn the techniques of fishing from avid fisherman. 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.

Goals

•Increase the awareness of all participants, to the capabilities of children with disabilities.
•Help strengthen relationships between kids with disabilities and their parents.
•Empower disadvantaged youth for positive self growth.
•Encourage outdoor recreation as a therapeutic outlet.
•Support positive social interactions with society.
•Develop skills that provide a lifelong hobby.

The Take a Warrior Fishing program is designed to support military personnel and their families, specifically targeting military members who have served our country, by creating an adaptive, 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.
Founder President Executive Director 

Billy Glander

Vice President

Robyn Coombes

Treasurer

Joe McCann 

Military Board Member - Secretary

Devan Glander
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Help us take a kid fishing, take a kid fishing relies on donations to achieve our goals. Help us change a kids life for a day by donating to take a kid fishing. all proceeds go to help the kids.

All Donations Are Tax Deductible - We are a 501c3 non-profit organization, all donations are tax deductible.

Donation Page - Click on button to go to our donation page



Suppliers and Manufacturers who wish to donate fishing products, please click on the donate button. You will be taken to our donation page where you can find the details. Thanks.


Go Fishin with us, Kids & Parents, if you would like to be considered for one of our free fishing events or would like more information on upcoming fishing events. Just follow this link and you will find out how to get the info needed.

Programs, to learn more about take a kid fishing and what we offer, visit our fishing information page.

Top Stories. Check out some of our top stories of kids who have been helped by our kids fishing programs.

Volunteer, would you like to help take a kid fishing by volunteering your time or equipment. Please look through our event list and e-mail us with an event number and we will give you all the details.

Become a take a kid fishing representative, would you like help organize kids fishing trips in your area. if so, Please 
e-mail us and we will give you all the details.

Used Fishing Equipment. Want to donate your used fishing equipment, please send us an e-mail with a list of things you would like to donate and we will let you know the details.

Photos, Check out our photo gallery of kids fishing events.
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