0ur mission is to empower youth, expand their possibilities and to connect them with nature by immersing them in a STEM based program. Fishing is the hook that we use to get their attention. Youth discover nature through fishing and a whole lot more. Working with supportive partners like you, together we change their lives.
Our mission has evolved to include more STEM components bringing textbooks to life. The goal is also to inspire them to become interested in Marine Biology and Marine Science. We accomplished it by taking them to places like the Everglades, the Ocean, the Frost Museum and the Science Barge. These are places they can have hands on experiences.
Then in the classroom, we have certified HOFNOD instructors, a Marine Plant Ecologist, and certified teachers work with them. They find the fire in each individual youth and create a lifelong connection with nature. The youth connect to and heal through nature and of course, 100% of the youth have fun and get to be kids.
Since 1994, Mahogany Youth Corporation (MYC) has connected thousands of youth to nature. MYC heals youth through nature using Marine Science, sports fishing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, and safe boating. Using best practices including “Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs, and Strengthening Families we mentor, and train youth to focus on their school, goals, and future while avoiding drugs and gangs.
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.