Theoretical Foundation

First, and foremost, we believe in our youth’s potential and their ability to change.  And we know it’s not too late for our youth, given research showing that our frontal lobes, the area of the brain where reasoning skills that temper emotions are generated, doesn’t fully develop until age 25.

As a result, FLY’s theory of change and all of our programs, are steeped in best practices, brain development and youth development research to help stimulate the minds and hearts of our youth, sparking them to change.

Theory of Change Research

For more information on this research visit:

  • American Bar – (brain development)
  • Project Cornerstone – (asset development)