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If you want to have a significant role in shaping the future of a hot, emerging youth organization, interact with youth and parents daily, and be able to see and feel the impact of your hard work and great ideas, then FLY is for you.
FLY engages a consistent group of 40 youth, ages 8-18, from the time they enter the program (usually in elementary school) until they graduate from high school. Now that our first two classes of youth are in college, we also provide informal support to them on an as needed basis. FLY also supports youth-led campaigns against violence and injustice allowing us to reach an additional 250 youth per year.
You would be working with FLY's young, dynamic paid and volunteer staff, 40 amazing youth, supportive parents, and AU student volunteers who help coordinate and develop FLY's youth programs.
FLY incorporated in 2002 with $20,000 and is now a $250,000 organization that thrives on the dedication of volunteers, interns, and part-time staff and the leadership of our full-time Executive Director. We always strive for excellence in meaningful youth leadership and high quality programming offered free of cost to residents of the Barry Farm community in Southeast DC.
FLY's outstanding leadership in the field has been recognized with the following awards:
- 2006 Lehrman Impact Award
- 2006 Linowes Leadership Award
- 2006 WETA Hometown Heroes Award
- 2006 Mayor's Community Service Award
- 2005 Award for Excellence in Youth Empowerment from the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region
- 2003 American University President's Award
- 2002 Myra Sadker Student Equity Award
- 2002 Mayor's Community Service Award