The Fishing School

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Basic Information

Address: 4737 Meade St NE Washington, DC 20019
Phone Number: (202) 399-3618
Fax Number: (202) 396-1014

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Youth, Academic Enrichment, Education
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: Youth ages 6-12
Ages for Volunteer: 16+
Hours of Service: 4:00-7:00pm
Minimum Hours Required: 1.5 hrs
Days of Service: Monday-Thursday
Mission Statement:

The Fishing School's mission is to provide a safe haven, caring adults and academic support for vulnerable children and youth (ages 6-12) empowering them to open doors to limitless possibilities.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Give a man a fish, and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will feed himself for a lifetime. By teaching young people to fish in the rivers of their minds, The Fishing School is changing generations.

Program History:

Since 1990, The Fishing School has served more than 2,500 youth and their families. Today, under the leadership of Executive Director Leo Givs, TFS provides youth with academic supports and a safe haven during the most vulnerable hours of the day.

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