FLYs’ former CEO of 20 years reflects the past year as FLY’s Founder in Residence and an ally in our pursuit of justice. It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since I stepped down as FLY’s CEO and became our Founder in Residence! Yet I’m not surprised at how smooth this transition was because we laid the foundation with so much intention and have such a dedicated team at FLY. I’m so impressed by all that our staff, volunteers, supporters, and most importantly our youth accomplished under Ali Knight’s leadership during such unbelievable times: We served more than
A open letter from FLY’s President and CEO, Ali Knight, about FLY’s long-standing commitment to racial justice.
“FLY has nurtured me into a young professional and leader; they’ve cultivated my skills in working with youth, public speaking, facilitating groups, and social emotional health for years!”
– Nick Jasso
FLY’s Board explains that how we treat youth in FLY is what we want for youth throughout society: love and compassion, belonging, equity, fairness, and opportunity.
As our programs operate against the backdrop of a global health pandemic, our work to pursue justice for youth is front and center. Right now, FLY is evolving from a “service to some” organization into the “justice for all” organization we were always intended to be.