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What is the Florida Fishing Academy?

The Florida Fishing Academy (FFA) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2006. Our mission is to positively influence South Florida’s at-risk youth by providing inspiration and direction through recreation. Using marine-related activities, we teach children a healthy lifestyle and constructive hobby; guide them away from drugs and violence; engage them in efforts to preserve Florida’s fragile natural resources; and introduce them to the marine industries as a potential career path.

As part of our mission, we aspire to instill positive values in the young people we educate and mentor. These values include a respect for the law; a responsibility to preserve and protect the environment; a commitment to personal health and hygiene; a desire to be stewards of safe local neighborhoods; a belief in the value of education; and an urge to be positive role models.

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