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.
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’s Movement for Justice is a virtual series that addresses hot topics on the juvenile justice landscape. Our second installment will be on Wednesday, November 3rd at 5:30 p.m. We will be discussing Prioritizing School Safety and how we will be talking about local efforts to elevate the voices and needs of our young people when it comes to police on school campuses.
At FLY, we interrupt the pipeline to prison and support youth on their path to healthy, free, and productive lives.
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