Thanks To Everyone for attending the 15th Anniversary Gala and special Thanks to Bill & Denise Richard! Sign up now for the First Annual Martin Richard Fishing Tournament thi Saturday June 15th aboard The Belle in Boston Harbor 8am-1pm Breakfast on the boat, t-shirt and prizes for top two fish. Call John at 617-782-2614 to book your spot! Thanks
2019 Summer Program Dates Announced - More Information on the Summer Program page
Message from our Founder
I would like to welcome and thank you for coming to our page and learning more about our charity organization, The Fishing Academy. When I first founded the charity in March of 2004, I wasn't even sure how an outdoor fishing program would be received, all I knew is I wanted to teach kids about a sport I loved that kept me out of trouble when I was a teenager.
Now heading into our 15th year, we have taken over 6,500 youth off the streets and into the great outdoors. We have added Veterans programs, taking out those who bravely served our country and bringing them to a relaxing environment. We focus on Youth Development and have provided over 40 former participants with their first employment opportunity.
The Fishing Academy has had an overwhelming response from people in the community, parents, teachers, friends and supporters. We hope you can get involved and help kids develop into future leaders of their communities, so that someday they will create positive opportunities for the next generation!
John D. Hoffman