Founded in 2004, Fishing for Life has spent more than a decade serving kids, families and communities through fishing and outdoor programs.
That's our mission, but here's what we're really about: relationships. First and foremost is our relationship with Christ. He is the reason why we do what we do. Secondly, we intentionally create fishing and other outdoor programs and events to enter us into relationships with kids, families and communities throughout our state. If you'd like to read our Statement of Faith, please click here.
To create opportunities for relationship, our 501(c)(3) non-profit organization uses hands-on fishing events and mentoring programs to impact the lives of at-risk youth and families in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. These programs range from customized youth and family events, to men's groups, wounded warrior support and more. Our target audience includes: inner-city youth, youth from single-parent families, and military families/kids who’ve lost a parent or whose parent has been incapacitated due to military service. We also work with participants in MN Teen Challenge, JROTC, and youth referred to us by the Anoka County Sheriff’s Department, to name a few. Over the last 13 years, FFL has reached thousands of youth and hopes to continue to grow its positive impact in our community. Click here to learn more about our programs.
Fishing for Life receives wide support from national fishing organizations, military Yellow Ribbon communities, the Anoka County Sheriff’s Department, the Minneapolis Parks and Rec Board, DNR programs, urban ministries, suburban and urban churches, local retailers, professional anglers, and volunteers.
FFL is comprised of hundreds of men and women who use their love, excitement, passion and knowledge of fishing and other outdoor activities to be the hands and feet of God. In 2016 alone we were blessed to utilize over 600 volunteers who logged more than 4,000 volunteer hours!
To learn more about our programs, click "What We Do" on the links above.
To learn more about our key leaders and staff, click the links on your left. Also be sure to check out the testimonies of many who have been touched by the programs of Fishing for Life.
Fishing For Life is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization.