Gone Fishing: SJIS Girls Take Part in Cabela’s School of Fish Clinic

The Cabela’s School of Fish clinic was a big hit with our female students! Pictured here is Jim (right) with most of the St. Joseph’s participants.

As the old saying goes: “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.”

But, what happens when you teach a girl to fish? Well, that phrase continues to prove itself true while being packaged together with a whole lot of fun and giggles.

St. Joseph’s Indian School girls took part in Cabela’s School of Fish, meaning they now have lessons they can take to any lake, stream or river in their future.

The March clinic took place at St. Joseph’s campus Rec Center and had 15 fourth through sixth grade girls learning knowledgeable information about fishing, fish species, tackle, equipment, etc. But, it also had hands-on activities, too. The students learned how to tie a fisherman’s knot and bait hooks, and also how to properly cast their line.

This is the second time St. Joseph’s has played host to the program. Last year, boys took part. This year it was the girls’ turn.

And the instructor, Jim, said the girls were awesome!

“Some of the girls mentioned they want to go fishing now and houseparents told me that the kids were very excited after the event. It was all they talked about that night in their homes,” said Bryan, St. Joseph’s Athletic Director and Rec Coordinator.

The Cabela’s School of Fish program covered the supplies, including a fishing pole, tackle box and a snack for each participant. St. Joseph’s paid the $50 participation fee per child, thanks to generous donor support to our school.

“It was a fun and worthy event,” said Bryan. “We look forward to doing it again next year.”

Pilamayathank you – to Cabela’s for visiting our campus and for supporters who make experiences like this possible.

Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 90 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

5 thoughts on “Gone Fishing: SJIS Girls Take Part in Cabela’s School of Fish Clinic”

  1. Perfect! Wish someone had taught me to fish. Living on the SC coast and near other water areas now, it would be a great pastime (even at my age! ). You never know…

    1. Margaret, you should learn! It’s never too late yo learn something new. Thanks for reading!

  2. Girls need more encouragement and support to achieve their dreams. They are more than capable – they are awesome.

    1. Thank you so reading, Jan! We are proud to help young girls discover new things at our school.

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