Nancy Happy Fund

Nancy Wright started her career as a Juvenile Probation Officer and became a longtime FLY supporter over the years. Before she passed away in December 2020, she and her husband Eric gave a generous gift to create the “Nancy Happy Fund” for FLY youth. The fund is intended to give youth new experiences, supplies for school or work, gifts to celebrate birthdays or graduations—anything that brings them happiness.

Check out all the amazing ways the fund has spread happiness to our young people in this thank you video!

Thank you for attending this year's Showcase

Thank you for attending the one time of year when all Fresh Lifelines for Youth supporters come together—FLY’s Showcase Breakfast!  If you were unable to join us or simply wish to relive the FLY magic, the entire event was recorded and can be viewed on our YouTube channel. We’re so grateful to everyone who attended as we explored “The Power of Our Possibilities.”

Justice Prevails Fund

This year, in the midst of multiple crises, the FLY community went above and beyond to see our youth and their families through very tough times. To seize the challenges of this moment and tackle them head-on, we launched the $1.5 million Justice Prevails Fund campaign. The Fund is a unique opportunity to work alongside us to serve more young people, make our communities safer, and impact the justice system for future generations of youth. 

NYU Alumni Changemakers

FLY’s CEO & President Ali Knight has been chosen as one of NYU’s 2021 Alumni Changemakers—a selected group of NYU alumni whose accomplishments help build a better world. Chosen by the NYU Alumni Association Board from crowdsourced nominations, these alumni are the best of the best: entrepreneurs and visionaries who save lives, reduce suffering, and bring hope to the marginalized.

FLY is hiring

Right now, FLY is hiring for multiple positions across our agency with varying levels of experience. As our work grows bigger so does our need for more team members. Come join the FLY family and make a difference in our communities!
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Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY) is an award-winning nonprofit serving Bay Area youth impacted by the justice system. Our programs connect young people with positive mentors and role models, promote their understanding of the law and their rights, and support them to become leaders among their peers and in their communities. Together with our young people, we also help our justice systems become more just, humane, and equitable. As a result, FLY increases safety and decreases the costs and consequences of crime.

“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