Founded in 2000, Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY) is an award-winning nonprofit dedicated to breaking the cycle of violence, crime, and incarceration of teens. FLY believes that all our children deserve a chance to become more than their past mistakes. FLY’s unique programs include legal education, leadership training, and one-one-one mentoring. For one-tenth the cost of incarceration, FLY provides youth involved in the juvenile justice system, and those most at risk, with the motivation and support to stay out of trouble with the law, get engaged in school, and begin to change their lives. The result is a safer, healthier community for us all.
Why Fly Works
At FLY, we dare to work with kids others won’t because, quite simply, we know what works.Watch this video made with our partners in the Juvenile Justice and Education sectors. They explain why FLY is so effective at engaging at-risk and justice system-involved youth.
Results that Benefit Our Community
Year after year more than 80% of FLY youth in all our programs:
Get inspired to change
Gain the confidence and skills they need to make change happen
Can now resist negative peer pressure
Are less likely to break the law
And in our core programs on average every year:
More than 80% are not convicted of a criminal charge during the program
80% of our eligible high school seniors graduate or get their GEDs
More than 98% report they now have HOPE for their future
“When some friends asked me to hang out I say no because I know they are going to do stuff that’s illegal.” — FLY Youth