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With conservation at the heart of SEA’s mission, its pulse clearly is to engage  youth in that mission.  Kidsfish is a program whose purpose to engage youth is accomplished through education and recreation. 

Events begin with a tour of the Marine Development Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.   Groups of 30 to 45 kids are bused  from San Antonio to visit this state-operated hatchery.  The center’s   conservation efforts are founded in the production of juvenile red drum and spotted sea trout for release into Texas bays for stock enhancement.

After touring the center, the kids are served a picnic lunch, provided and prepared by SEA volunteers.  Then it’s off to the rearing ponds for catch-and-release fishing.   Here the kids reel in a good time as conservation comes to life with each and every catch. 

Prizes are then awarded in the spirit of friendly competition, and participation medals presented to each young angler.

The event wraps up with the group off to  a trip to the Corpus Christi State Aquarium where the kids tour the facility and then return home.

Another KidsFish event involves SEA volunteers who treat young men and women from San Antonio  Presbyterian Children’s Homes to a day of bays and flats fishing out of Rockport, Texas in their private boats.

KidsFish serves a diverse group of children and youth, and SEA is proud to have sponsored this event for the San Antonio Downtown Youth Center, Mission Road Developmental Center, Hawthorne Elementary and Presbyterian Children’s Homes.  In 2009, SEA will be adding Boysville to its growing list of organizations served through KidsFish.

All expenses related to KidsFish are paid by SEA.  Fundraising efforts and contributions from the public make this possible.   

SEA is proud to have made its own contributions to the Marine Development Center specifically in support of KidsFish.  Those contributions include the purchase of rods and reels, as well as the construction of custom picnic tables, all for use during KidsFish events.

KidsFish not only cultivates memories of a special fishing trip, it forges an impression of conservation that is carried into the future.  The investment in our youth will reap benefits for generations to come.

Please consider a contribution to this worthwhile program.   Sponsorships are available through the home page shopping cart, as well as at the annual Casino Night Banquet & Fundraiser. 

                                                 KIDSFISH — IT’S MORE THAN JUST A FISHING TRIP!



Mission Road Ministries

Mission Road Ministries is a non-profit organization located in San Antonio, Texas which serves more than 500 childrenand adults with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities, offering assistance with residential, day services and vocational programs.  Founded in 1947, Mission Road Developmental Center, one of many Mission Road ministries, cares for children with mental retardation who have been removed from their families by Child Protective Services bewcause of neglect or abuse.

Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services

Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services (PCHAS) got its start in 1903 when a mother dying from tuberculosis asker her minister to help her find someone to care fo rher four young children.  SEA San Antonio has partnered with a PCHAS home where house parents care for childrena nd youth who have suffered the loss of their parents.

San Antonio Youth Centers

The mission of the an Antonio Yough Centers is to develop the strengths, talents and skills of innter-city youth and their familymembers so that each person fulfills his or her own potential.  Since 1984, San Antonio Youth Centers has been providing safe places and caring adults for children and young adults, nurturing the positive eassets in each so that he or she may achieve his or her own dreams.

Nathaniel Hawthorne Academy

Hawthorne Academy is the first school in the SAISD to have adopted a Pre-K through academy school model.  Hawthorne's purpose as a charter school is to ensure that each student has the resources, abilities and inspiration to overcome obstacles, fulfill obligations and achieve dreams.  Hawthorne is a three-time TEA Recognized School.  SEA San Antonio is proud to partner with DPT Labs in hosting Kidsfish for this school.

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