Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Fresh Lifelines for Youth

At FLY, we believe all our children deserve the chance to become more than their past mistakes.

four stars

92.80

Sobrato Center for Nonprofits 568 Valley Way
Milpitas, CA 95035
tel: (408) 263-2630   Web Site
EIN: 52-2234595

Board Leadership
Dick Watts
Chair

CEO
Christa Gannon
Founder & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.80 four stars
  Financial 90.64 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 2000, Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY) is an award-winning nonprofit working to break the cycle of juvenile violence, crime, and incarceration. FLY believes that all our children deserve a chance to become more than their past mistakes. FLY's unique combination of legal education, leadership training, and mentoring motivates and equips youth to change the course of their lives. We are also committed to helping our juvenile justice systems become more just, humane, and equitable. As a result, FLY increases safety in our communities and decreases the costs and consequences of crime. Visit us on the web at flyprogram.org.

Founded in 2000, Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY) is an award-winning nonprofit working to break the cycle of juvenile violence, crime, and incarceration. FLY believes that all our children deserve a chance to become more than their past mistakes. FLY's unique combination of legal education, leadership training, and mentoring motivates and equips youth to change the course of their lives. We are also committed to helping our juvenile justice systems become more just, humane, and equitable. As a result, FLY increases safety in our communities and decreases the costs and consequences of crime. Visit us on the web at flyprogram.org.

Results Information

Program Name: Law + Leadership
Problem

America incarcerates more youth than any country in the world. Research shows that 50% to 80% of incarcerated youth return to the system after their release. FLY’s youth are 93% youth of color and 80% male, living in high-crime, low-income areas—a populace more likely to be stopped, arrested, and/or detained by police.

Strategy

Designed by incarcerated youth, FLY's core programs engage at-risk and system-involved youth, first equipping them with knowledge about the law and encouraging a shift in perspective, and then offering continued intensive support one-on-one support to maximize growth and success. To reach our target population, FLY provides the Law Program in schools and neighborhoods with high concentrations of at-risk youth. Youth may then join Leadership Program to exit the system and get engaged in school.

IF:THEN

IF juvenile justice and at-risk youth participate in our legal education and life skills course (the Law Program) and then receive mentoring, case management, and leadership services (the Leadership Training Program)...

THEN they will engage with their education, exit the juvenile justice system, become positive community leaders, and change the trajectory of their lives.
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Financial

four stars

90.64

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
78.5%
  Administrative Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.04
  Program Expenses Growth 10.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fresh Lifelines for Youth on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Fresh Lifelines for Youth on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,118,284
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $452,104
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $842,614
Total Contributions $4,413,002
   Program Service Revenue $292,000
Total Primary Revenue $4,705,002
   Other Revenue $43,146
TOTAL REVENUE $4,748,148
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,542,696
   Administrative Expenses $405,243
   Fundraising Expenses $566,851
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,514,790
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $233,358
   
Net Assets $4,204,524

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$192,000 4.25% Christa Gannon Executive Director

Mission

Founded in 2000, Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY) is an award-winning nonprofit working to break the cycle of juvenile violence, crime, and incarceration. FLY believes that all our children deserve a chance to become more than their past mistakes. FLY's unique combination of legal education, leadership training, and mentoring motivates and equips youth to change the course of their lives. We are also committed to helping our juvenile justice systems become more just, humane, and equitable. As a result, FLY increases safety in our communities and decreases the costs and consequences of crime. Visit us on the web at flyprogram.org.

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Charity Contact Info

Fresh Lifelines for Youth
Sobrato Center for Nonprofits
568 Valley Way
Milpitas, CA 95035
tel: (408) 263-2630
fax: (408) 263-2631
EIN: 52-2234595

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Board Leadership

Dick Watts
Chair

CEO

Christa Gannon
Founder & CEO