On behalf of our friends and colleagues at FLYY, we would like to invite you to join us on Tuesday October 8th at FLYY, (Forward Learning Youth and Young Adults) for an Open House and Panel Discussion with FLYY Students and Parents.
3 Marsh Court, Madison, WI 53718
Come and learn about FLYY’s unique approach to services for teens and families.
- Learn more about FLYY below and on their website at http://www.flyyexpeditions.com/FLYY/FLYY.html
On Tuesday, October 8th:
5 - 6:30 PM: Open House – tour the facility and meet the staff, families, and stakeholders.
6:30 – 8 PM: There will be a talk given by some students and parents about their experiences with FLYY along with an opportunity to ask questions enjoy a discussion.
Attending this program will give you an idea of the mission and work of FLYY and the skills learned by its participants. You may go forward inspired, able to incorporate some of FLYY’s excellent spirit into your own life and work.
FLYY is a non-profit, community-based, experiential education organization offering expeditions for people ages 14 to 18 and 18 to 30 who are under served, overlooked, or seeking inspiration and hope. FLYY is a youth and family-serving organization that seeks to prevent at-risk and adjudicated teens and young adults from becoming chronic offenders, substance abusers, truants, or dropouts.
FLYY’s strength-based approach includes wilderness expeditions, community service, parent/guardian and family involvement, and guidance for the transition home along with ongoing aftercare. Studies consistently indicated that prevention and experiential efforts are superior in effectiveness and less costly than many traditional methods incorporated in juvenile justice. Lower rates of incarceration and recidivism are also seen when prevention/intervention efforts are utilized.
FLYY staff members provide incredible support while youth engage in a lifestyle change emphasizing self-analysis, cooperation, and reflection. Expeditions help youth find new strengths and pride while offering unique opportunities to escape from technology, societal pressure, and natural tendencies to prefer immediate gratification. Families gain skills and knowledge that them create more positive futures together.