Our fantastic network of volunteers has helped us achieve incredible results! Last year alone, over 150 volunteers provided nearly 8,000 hours of service.
Interested in volunteering?
We are always looking for energetic individuals who are interested in becoming a mentor, facilitating a law/life skills class, hosting a networking or fundraising event for FLY, or contributing special talents and skills like photography.
Mentor Program: Mentors 21 years or older are matched with a youth who is on probation and/or struggling with drug or alcohol use. Mentors meet with the youth one-on-one at least 3 times a month for 2-3 hours at a time. FLY also organizes activities throughout the year free of cost such as white water rafting, laser tag, ice skating, and a ropes course. Because building trust and making change takes time and consistency, mentors should be willing to make a 2-year commitment. If you’d like to volunteer as a mentor, please submit an application.
Law Program: Teams of 2-4 facilitators teach FLY’s semester-long juvenile law and life skills class to youth who are on probation or at risk of probation. Classes meet once a week for approximately 14 weeks. No prior legal education or experience is necessary — FLY provides a well-developed curriculum and training. If you’d like to volunteer to facilitate a class, please submit an application.
For more information: If you’d like to host a networking or fundraising event for FLY, would like to discuss talents and skills you are interested in sharing with FLY, or have any questions about volunteering with the Mentor or Law Programs, please contact our Volunteer Manager, Michele Gustafson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Register now: TasteofFLY.eventbrite.com
We hope you will be able to join us Taste for Fresh Lifelines for Youth event on Thursday, June 13th. At this special event, guests will stroll through the stunning grounds of the Thomas Fogarty Winery and Vineyards, enjoying gourmet food and award-winning Fogarty wines, as well as Gordon Biersch specialty brews. During this fun social evening, guests will learn about FLY’s award-winning results at each tasting stop, as they wend their way through the spacious pavilion overlooking the winery’s Chardonnay vineyard and have a chance to bid on silent auction items and partake in a little friendly competition playing an old-fashioned game of “heads or tails” in hopes of winning an exciting prize.
During the evening, FLY Founder and Executive Director Christa Gannon will share the latest FLY news and honor several extraordinary volunteers for their direct service to our youth. The event will also feature FLY’s “Fund a Need” tree and an EXPO room, where guests will learn more about FLY’s programs and meet FLY staff and clients.
To enhance your evening, please consider attending our pre-event VIP reception featuring an interactive cook class (with Fogarty wine pairings) taught by local celebrity chef TRACI DES JARDINS.
Thomas Fogarty Winery and Vineyards
19501 Skyline Boulevard
Wine-makers Tour 5:00 P.M. (sponsors only)
VIP Reception/Cooking Class 6:00 P.M.
Main Event 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
(Complimentary valet parking on-site. Venue is outdoors, please bring a sweater or lightweight jacket.)
Event sponsorships with exclusive sponsor benefits and fantastic 49ers incentives available; contact Lisa Clark at 408.263.2630 x38 or email@example.com for more information.
A special thank you to the San Francisco 49ers for providing incredible sponsorship incentives and to our early board corporate and auction item sponsors:
49ers Foundation l Gordon Biersch l JetBlue l NetScout Systems, Inc. l Ritz Carlton l San Jose SaberCats l Silicon Valley Bank l Silver Lake l TOM FORD l Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation
Register Now: TasteofFLY.eventbrite.com
FLY’s ability to help young people turn their lives around and make our communities safer – depends on you. Please join our supporters and make a tax-deductible contribution.
Donations can be made online (click button below)
and by check payable to:
Fresh Lifelines for Youth
Sobrato Center for Nonprofits
568 Valley Way
Milpitas, CA 95035
For gifts of Security and Planned information contact Christa Gannon.
FLY will send you a receipt for your tax deductible contribution made by mail or online.
Questions? Email Christa Gannon at firstname.lastname@example.org.