49ers in the Hall

As featured on ESPN! Richard Sherman and the San Francisco 49ers teamed up with FLY to talk to  youth at the Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall. Watch their video!

January is National Mentoring Month!

FLY is looking for compassionate, caring individuals who wish to make a positive change in the lives of our youth. Becoming a mentor not only supports our kids, but it can change your life for the better, too! 

FLY is Hiring

FLY is growing fast and we need individuals who care about the future of our youth! If you or someone you know is passionate about systems change work and would like to join a fantastic community of like-minded advocates for justice, please take a look at our Careers Page. We hope to meet some of you soon!

Double Your Donation to FLY

It’s easy to check whether FLY qualifies for a matching gift from your company by using our special search tool. Try it now. 

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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.