ONE More… ONE Less Mentoring Inc.,
Minister Brian Bordley
Elementary, Middle, High, Other
One More One Less Mentoring, Inc. will deliver a water adventure, Operation Waterway Environmental Education (OPWWEE), for minority youth and families. This program gives participants confidence to move forward in a positive direction by introducing them to environmental inclusion, using boating/kayaking, building underwater robots, and an introduction to marine conservation, while teaching the next generation of anglers fishing skills that will last a lifetime. In addition, the program will increase the awareness of multilingual fishing trial programs that target multi-ethnic participants (i.e., Latino, Afro American, Asian American- immigrants, refugees', youth, families, and all-girl/young women’s social groups with little or no angling experience). The aquaculture program will give youth a hands-on experience to teach them about raising native forage fisheries species and will serve to motivate minority girls and young women to be engaged in angling over future years. Adult mentorship will be built and enhanced by the inclusion of adults in aquatic education and angler skills programs to inspire and recruit next generation anglers.
The OPWWEE program will be broken out into three (3) educational and experiential tasks which include 1) an introduction to local fisheries involving virtual learning, classroom aquaculture and robotic assembly for oyster bed observation, 2) an introduction to rod and reel configuration where participants will learn all parts of the rod and reel, including spinning, baitcasting, conventional and fly reels, along with their proper use, and 3) Casting 101 which includes virtual instruction, experience with live bait and artificial lures and opportunities to cast from a variety of access points including kayaks. Throughout the program, participants will be transported to a variety of fishing experiences within the Bay watershed. The program will culminate in minority women’s youth fishing kayak tournaments.
Cost $250 biweekly, for registration eligibility contact Youth Coordinator: Danyelle Avery- [email protected]