Congrats to the FLY Class of 2020!

At FLY, it has always been a special honor and privilege to support our youth as they strive toward their educational goals. Despite the exceptional circumstances of this school year, the FLY class of 2020 had 43 high school graduates!

A New Era at FLY

Ali Knight, FLY’s President and CEO, explains our renewed energy and excitement about the work of justice and systems change!

Black Lives Matter to FLY

Our leaders affirm FLY’s commitment to work against racism, police violence, and injustice.

FLY's Virtual Reality

FLY youth, staff, and volunteers are incredibly flexible and resilient. Read about the impactful – and fun – ways they have adapted. 

FLY Alum Nicholas K. Jasso

“If there is one word to describe what FLY has done for me, I’d say ‘ignited.'” Follow his amazing journey in this new film. 

start We believe all our children deserve a chance to become more than their past mistakes. last

Fresh Lifelines for Youth is an award-winning nonprofit working to break the cycle of juvenile violence, crime, and incarceration. We give young people a chance to take their lives in a whole new direction. After being in FLY, they find the desire to change and have the support and skills to make change possible.

“FLY gave me the hope that I can be the person I want to be. And I’m taking steps to be that person every day.”

— FLY Youth

For less than one-tenth the cost of locking kids up, FLY gets them out of the pipeline to prison and onto a brand new path.  

FLY works with youth in the juvenile justice system and those at risk of entering the system in Santa Clara, San Mateo, and Alameda Counties. Our legal education, leadership training, and mentoring programs motivate and equip youth to change the course of their lives. We are also committed to helping our juvenile justice systems become more just, humane, and equitable. As a result, FLY increases safety in our communities and decreases the costs and consequences of crime.