FLY’s Movement for Justice: The Power of Youth Voice

FLY’s Movement for Justice: The Power of Youth Voice

FLY’s Movement for Justice series addresses hot topics on the juvenile justice landscape. In our third installment, we discussed The Power of Youth Voice, focusing on the work of our Youth Advisory Councils (YACs) in partnership with the juvenile probation departments of Santa Clara County and Alameda County.

A prestigious and exciting new opportunity for FLY!

A prestigious and exciting new opportunity for FLY!

We are so thrilled to share that Ali Knight, FLY’s President and CEO, was recently accepted into the prestigious Annie E Casey Foundation’s Children and Family Fellowship! This esteemed program brings together 15 diverse, visionary lead­ers from around the country to lead and sus­tain major sys­tem reforms for youth and families.

Facing our history to change our future

Facing our history to change our future

In honor of Black History Month, we reflect on a past trip to the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama as well as spotlight different nonprofits within our community that prioritize the health and voices of the Black community—starting with the Equal Justice Initiative. 

Nancy Happy Fund

Nancy Wright started her career as a Juvenile Probation Officer. She was FLY’s Board Chair in the early 2000s, and over the years, Nancy was a FLY investor, ambassador, mentor, and dear friend to FLY. 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.

The Power of Possibilities for Youth Like Santino

The Power of Possibilities for Youth Like Santino

“I feel like I wouldn’t have made it without FLY. FLY showed me hope.” We are deeply grateful for you and other members of our FLY Family who show love to our young people in so many ways. If you joined us at our 2021 Showcase Breakfast, you heard from Santino, a young leader and FLY alum who demonstrates the resilience and wisdom that so many FLY youth show us every day. Today, Santino is ready to begin his college career to become a medical practitioner. He is a devoted father to his 16-month old son. He inspires and entertains the

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