This past fall, 24 middle school youth had the opportunity to participate in On the Road Collaborative’s Environmental Science “Fishing is Fun!” Career Enrichment Project. Thanks to the generous support of the Arconic Foundation and the United Way of Harrisonburg Rockingham, students from both the On the Road and Second Home programs learned a lifetime skill: fishing!
One student, Donte, shared: “I learned how to put a bobber on, a snap swivel. I learned how to cast out and reel in. I learned how to put line on the reel so I can take off old line and put new line on. My favorite part was the fishing trip because somebody very special helped me catch the first fish of my life. And they had some BIG trout there.”