This semester, FLY had a unique opportunity to expand the reach of our longest-running program to youth who might otherwise have been excluded from participating.
Our partners at Peninsula High School in Burlingame asked us to work with them to develop a law class in Spanish for the San Mateo Union High School School District’s Bridge Program. The class would serve students who had recently moved to the U.S. and were learning English during their senior year.
For National Volunteer Month, we are highlighting our very special volunteer, advisor, and beloved elder, Arnold Perkins.
Arnold Perkins is a man that almost needs no introduction in the East Bay. He’s been a teacher, a principal, a counselor, director of the Alameda County Public Health Department, Chair of the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Commission, and more. It’s safe to say that Arnold is well-versed in the subject of education and community work. Coming from a family of activists, he was raised with the passion to help others and improve the systems that do not serve us.
A open letter from FLY’s President and CEO, Ali Knight, expressing our support for everyone affected by the discrimination and violence against the AAPI communities.
A open letter from FLY’s President and CEO, Ali Knight, about FLY’s long-standing commitment to racial justice.
A message from FLY’s President and CEO, Ali Knight, about the need for FLY to lean in and do even more work for justice.
Nick Jasso is a FLY alumni, UCLA student, and currently works for FLY as a Youth Voice Policy Fellow. As a Policy Fellow he plays a key role in helping FLY define and codify our efforts to center youth voices within our systems change work. The topic of how school resource officers contribute to the school to prison pipeline is the focus of Episode 9 of the PolicyWise podcast featuring Nick.