Why FLY Works: Our Partners Explain

FLY’s partners in the Juvenile Justice and Education sectors explain why FLY’s programs are so effective at engaging 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 (FLY) is an award-winning nonprofit dedicated to breaking the cycle of violence, crime, and incarceration of teens. FLY’s unique and powerful combination of programs – legal education, leadership training, and one-on-one mentoring – helps youth get off probation, engaged in school, and back on track with their lives.

“The volunteers helped me in understanding laws, respect, honor, and love. They showed me that I have the power to do good.”

— FLY Youth

FLY works with kids that others won’t because, quite simply, we know what works!

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. FLY’s innovative programs provide youth with the motivation and support to change their lives, which creates a safer, healthier, and happier community for everyone. FLY is extremely well-respected by school officials and juvenile justice system staff, including judges, district attorneys, probation officers, public defenders, and police. As a result, FLY staff and FLY youth are regularly invited to participate in conversations about how the system can become more effective and humane.