Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc.

Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY) is a juvenile justice nonprofit with a mission to break the cycle of juvenile crime and incarceration through legal education, one-on-one mentoring, and leadership training for San Francisco Bay Area youth ages 11-24. Education is key to disrupting the pipeline to prison and puts kids on the path to a productive, healthy future. At less than 1/10th the cost of incarceration, FLY’s six programs are use best practices to support educational success through skill-building, resource navigation, community involvement, and advocacy.

Age Groups Served
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Post High School
  • Parent and Caregiver Engagement
Geographical Area Served
  • City of Alameda
  • City of Albany
  • City of Belmont
  • City of Berkeley
  • City of Brisbane
  • City of Burlingame
  • City of Campbell
  • City of Castro Valley
  • City of Coyote
  • City of Cupertino
  • City of Daly City
  • City of East Palo Alto
  • City of El Granada
  • City of Emeryville
  • City of Fremont
  • City of Gilroy
  • City of Half Moon Bay
  • City of Hayward
  • City of Holy City
  • City of Los Altos
  • City of Los Gatos
  • City of Menlo Park
  • City of Millbrae
  • City of Milpitas
  • City of Morgan Hill
  • City of Mountain View
  • City of Oakland
  • City of Pacifica
  • City of Palo Alto
  • City of Pescadero
  • City of Pleasanton
  • City of Portola Valley
  • City of Redwood City
  • City of San Bruno
  • City of San Carlos
  • City of San Jose
  • City of San Leandro
  • City of San Lorenzo
  • City of San Martin
  • City of San Mateo
  • City of Santa Clara
  • City of South San Francisco
  • City of Sunnyvale
  • City of Union City
  • County Alameda
  • County San Mateo
  • County Santa Clara
  • State of California
Services Offered
  • Academic Support
  • After School Academic and Enrichment
  • College and Career Access and Success
  • Family Engagement
  • Mentoring
  • Restorative Practices
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Student and Family well-being
FLY’s core values are: - Care – displayed towards clients, co-workers, stakeholders, and volunteers - Commitment – to hard work, having fun, and the display of unconditional and nonjudgmental love - Respect – for diversity, creativity, and inclusion of different people, backgrounds, thoughts, and experiences - Responsibility and accountability - Professionalism - Change – willingness to change ourselves, change minds, change lives, change systems, and be a change agent
In all of our programs, FLY measures social and emotional assets that research shows lead to success at school and into adulthood. Last year, of all youth in FLY programs: - 98% reported the program gave them access to positive adult role models - 93% reported the program has given them more confidence to deal with negative peer pressure - 92% reported they now have hope for their futures - 92% reported they are more likely to make healthier choices and they want to make positive changes - 91% reported they are less likely to break the law after being in FLY We also track educational attainment and juvenile justice system involvement (new charges) in our high-touch programs designed for youth with the most needs and barriers, many of whom are disconnected from their education. For example, in FY18-19, 87% of youth in our Leadership Program made measurable progress in school and met individualized educational goals. Of youth in FLY’s Reentry Program, 90% did not receive a new charge during the program.

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