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Volunteer mentors are needed right now. Mentoring will change your life and the life of a FLY youth forever. It’s an amazing way to make a difference!

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Volunteer to teach youth the law, their rights, and important life skills – FLY style! It’s fun and rewarding, and we support you every step of the way.

Why FLY Works: Our Partners Explain

FLY’s partners in juvenile justice and education explain why FLY’s programs are so effective at engaging youth.

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As a FLY Monthly Donor, you provide a solid foundation of support year-round. There’s no better way to know you are doing all you can for FLY youth!

Why FLY Works: Our Youth Explain

Youth tell how FLY gave them the chance to become more than their past mistakes.

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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.