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FLY RIGHT, INC.

Taking a message of Hope into Jails, Prisons and Schools.

aka Fly Right Ministry   |   York, AL   |  https://www.flyright.org

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Mission

Taking a message of hope to prisons and schools.

Notes from the nonprofit

Fly Right Ministry Calendar September 2023 – 2024 9/23/2023 Bledsoe County Corrections, Bledsoe, TN 10/28/2023 Evans Correctional Institution, Bennettsville, SC 11/17-18/2023 Holmes Correctional Institution, Bonifay, FL 12/16/2023 Montgomery, AL Day of Ministry 1/19-20/2024 NWFRC Main and Annex, Chipley, FL 2/1/2024 2/1/20241 Birmingham, AL Fundraiser! 2/17/2024 Etowah County Jail, Gadsden, AL March 2024 Open for development 4/6-7/2024 Leath CI and McCormick CI, Upstate, SC 5/11/2024 Reserved 6/15/2024 Reserved The Rest of 2024 is OPEN for Development! Possible spots include NE FDC, TN, ADOC, SCDC, and Polk ATL Transitional.

Ruling year info

2010

Executive Director

James Harris

Main address

P.O. Box 912

York, AL 36925 USA

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EIN

27-1960807

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Communications to our volunteer base seems to be the largest problem we have at this time. Very few people are using actual computers to see their email but instead are working primarily on smart phones.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Day of Ministry

Fly Right takes in a volunteer group to minister to inmates in several states throughout the year.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We take in speakers with real life tragic stories that survived. They tell the students the pitfalls they encountered and how the students might avoid the same. They also share how they rose above the situations and became successful in life.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of free participants on field trips

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Day of Ministry

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of participants directly impacts the effectiveness of our programs. The lower the ratio of volunteer to prisoner allows us more time per person to minister.

Total number of fields trips

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

School Outreach

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

School trips are not as frequent as we would like them to be. Our intent is to try and pair school events with prison and jail outreaches.

Maximum number of participants allowed on field trips

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Women and girls, Men and boys

Related Program

Day of Ministry

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Things have been difficult due to Covid. We are overcoming this with time.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our primary goals for these events are:
•To see inmates come to know Jesus Christ
•To reduce recidivism as an effect of changed behavior
•To teach our staff of volunteers how to share their faith
•To achieve the former goals in a secure and fiscally responsible manner

Fly Right School Ministry implementation for the following fiscal year is our next goal.

Fly Right Prison Ministry achieves these goals through constant prayer and diligent planning.

We plan each event carefully, utilizing the best possible speakers to capture the attention of our audience.

Fly Right has been visiting prisons and jails now since July 2010 and we look forward to visiting many more in the years to come.

Our approach to programming is based on the experience of seeing lives changed after acceptance of Christ. Past experience has shown that going into living quarters is often the best approach.

We use singers, athletes and, at times, ex-convicts. The use of personal testimony is very powerful. It is also a non-aggressive approach which appeals to a large majority of those incarcerated.

Another appealing approach is the large yard event. This could be anything from a “high-wire" event to a live band performing on stage.

Fly Right, Inc. was impacted heavily by the Covid shutdowns. We are restarting and rebuilding now!

We are limited only by three things:
1. Access to the unit or units for an event
2. Enough volunteers to effectively cover the number of participants
3. The finances to pay for the programming costs.

We have accomplished our five-year plan and actually exceeded it. We are presently implementing our ten-year plan. We are restarting and it is happening quickly!

We are beginning to train volunteer leaders in states to help build teams to develop more places to go. We are also continuing to train volunteers to be coordinators or "volunteer site leaders".

Fly Right is actively training new speakers and singers to work in our programs.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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FLY RIGHT, INC.

Board of directors
as of 09/20/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

James Harris


Board co-chair

Charles DeBardeleben

Charles DeBardeleben

Jerrilyn Johnson

Jack Baker

Lee Allen

Jackie Jackson

Patricia Quinn

Fredia Harris

James Harris

Timothy Craddock

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/20/2023

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Leadership

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Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Transgender Identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/20/2023

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.