May 23, 2016
Dear STOP members, supporters, allies and broader community,
It is with a heavy heart that we write this letter to inform you that a division has occurred in Fearless Leading by the Youth (FLY). We are writing to give context to what happened and so that everyone understands that while this is painful, it is also an opportunity for us, and youth organizing across the City and Nation, to grow stronger. A small group of FLY members have unilaterally decided to take the name FLY and separate themselves from STOP. These individuals no longer have any affiliation with STOP or STOP’s youth program FLY. STOP will re-found our youth program with a new name.