FLY is an award-winning organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of violence, crime, and incarceration of teens. We care deeply about inspiring youth on probation and youth at risk of entering the justice system to build on their strengths and alter the trajectory of their lives. We actively build communities of positive adults willing to support these youth in their transformation process. And, we partner with our local juvenile justice systems to bring the youth voice to their policy discussion, helping the system itself be more effective. At FLY, we dare to work with kids others won’t because, quite simply, we know what works.

FLY Works:

FLY Programs are highly respected, offering quantifiable and repeatable results…

  • Year after year, 80% of our youth report that FLY inspires them to change their lives and provides the skills and assets to make it happen.
  • 85% of Law Program youth report learning about the law gives them confidence to resist negative peer pressure.
  • 75% of Leadership Program youth are not found delinquent of a new charge during the program year.
  • 95% of Mentor Program youth report that they now have goals and hope for their futures.

… At a fraction of the cost of incarceration:

For less than 1/10th of the cost of incarceration. To learn more about the FLY numbers, click here.

FLY helps youth:

  • gain an understanding and respect for a legal system that previously only seemed punitive
  • develop important life skills like empathy, problem solving and anger management
  • connect with positive adult role models who help them realize their potential and transform their lives

In order to affect change, a person has to want to change. FLY is uniquely able to give teens the right environment, role models, and the right tools to turn their lives around and build better communities.