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Informational Session on Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY) with Taji Brown


January 12, 2012 12:45pm - 2:00pm

Room 285
Taji Brown of Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY) will provide an informational session on Fly's programs and opportunities to work with FLY. Given tight budgets and high demand, the legal system is poorly equipped to address the root causes of juvenile crime. Statistics show that incarceration does little to reduce recidivism. During their formative years, teens struggle to make good choices. In 1998, juvenile offenders addressed this problem by creating Fresh Lifelines for Youth, otherwise known as FLY. Fresh Lifelines for Youth helps teens in trouble learn to make healthy decisions. The organization provides at-risk and disadvantaged youth with vital information regarding the decisions they make in their lives. We provide well-trained mentors who listen. And FLY gives its graduates the opportunity to advance to a leadership program where they use their knowledge and skills to give back to their communities. One of FLY's programs, a year-long one, has a striking 85% success rate. All at one tenth the cost of incarceration. Fresh Lifelines for Youth is an equal opportunity service provider to all persons regardless of, race, sex, color, age, religion, actual or perceived gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, ethnic or national origin, or familial status.