Our distinctive mission
Guiding you to reach your full potential
FLYY serves as a catalyst for youth and young adults as they transform their outlook, develop coping skills, and build resilience. Our vision is to co-create a community where participants are able to realize their full potential despite social, economic, and behavioral obstacles.
Celebrating 10 years in the Madison community
FLYY’s Wilderness Roots
FLYY began as a wilderness program. Co-founders, Jessie Kushner and Troy Gosz, developed a program that was informed by shared decades of work with high-risk teens in wilderness settings around the U.S.
FLYY remains a leading catalyst for individual and community-based change.
Today, we ally with youth in all types of situations
Although FLYY no longer offers wilderness programs, our approach to working with teens, young adults, and families continues to be informed by this original vision. We use the external environment, experiential learning approach and a larger culturally responsive lens as a means by which to transform the outlook of participants, develop coping skills, and build resilience.
FLYY is a community-based nonprofit
Mental health help designed to strengthen families
Established in 2011, FLYY is a community-based nonprofit serving youth, young adults, and their caregivers throughout Dane County.
FLYY uses a distinctive trauma-informed framework to support long-term success, one that is grounded in four fundamental components.
It's time to clearly see what life can hold.
Are you ready to look forward?