Son of a Saint boys snorkel with the fish at Aquarium of the Americas

Published: Jan. 26, 2017 at 1:40 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 26, 2017 at 3:05 PM CST
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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Four boys from the Son of a Saint mentorship program experienced a face-to-mask introduction Wednesday to the aquatic animals of the Great Maya Reef at Audubon Aquarium.

The dive was part of a program between Son of a Saint and Audubon Nature Institute to create up-close and memorable experiences with wildlife for New Orleans area boys who have lost their fathers.

The two local non-profits launched the partnership this past August and have held a series of monthly behind-the-scenes experiences at the Zoo, Aquarium and Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

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