FLY’s Speech Committee is composed of FLY alumni ages 17 to 24 who have a desire to use their voices to affect positive change and support FLY after their time in programs has ended. The youth commit to undergoing speech coaching and professional development training, as well as joining in healing circle activities, to learn to tell their story in a strengths-based and powerful way. Youth speak on behalf of themselves, their communities, and FLY in forums such as FLY fundraising or outreach events, hearings to consider funding for FLY’s programs, orientation for FLY Board members, and many more spaces.
FLY Speech Committee in Action
“If there is one word to describe what FLY has done for me, I’d say ‘ignited.’”Watch this video about the amazing journey of FLY alum Nicholas K. Jasso in a film from Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
“I’m grateful.” Watch Sam’s autobiographical spoken word piece delivered at Showcase.
“The Phone Call – Our Hearts are Opened up for the Love.” A video of Isaiah and Jeremiah’s spoken word piece delivered at Showcase.