Mission, Vision, and Values

FLYY’s mission is to be a leading catalyst and resource for youth and families to transform their outlook, develop coping skills, and build resilience.

FLYY’s vision is a community where people are able to realize their full potential in spite of social, economic, and behavioral obstacles.

The five values below are the foundation of what FLYY offers, teaches to, and believes in.


“What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But, the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.”
— Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Patience and coping

“Problems are not the problem; coping is the problem.”
— Virginia Satir

Personal responsibility

“Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.”
— Mae Jemison

New perspectives

“Sometimes you have to let go to find out if there was anything worth holding onto.”
— Anonymous


“It is through experiencing repeated successes and not running away from our failures that we realize what we are made of.”
— Jessie Kushner