A Welcome from Ericka Flye

Ericka Flye, Founder & President

Hello and thanks for visiting Wings to Flye.

I have been in the Television News business for 25 years. I’ve always had a passion for not only telling people’s stories, but going the extra mile, and actually lending a helping hand. I love to encourage and empower others, and especially have a heart for bettering the lives of our youth. 

Many years ago, I had a vision to start a mentoring program for young girls. It would teach them life lessons that proved to be so valuable to me growing up, and through my adult life. Those tidbits of information I learned from my parents, other family members, friends and strangers, shaped my life personally and professionally.  Even though it might have seemed like I wasn’t listening to advice at times, or if I didn’t really want to listen, I did listen, and never forgot it. 

All that advice, tidbits of information, unsolicited feedback can be lumped into one precious gift: “Life Lessons”. Those lessons always stayed with me, helped me make good choices, stay on the right side of the law, stay humble, and true to my morals and values. It’s a treasured gift I was given, that I’m now passing along to our youth.

In 2009, I founded the Wings to Flye, Inc., organization to serve all youth, and developed one of its programs, the L.I.F.T Mentor program, to focus on young girls. 

Through the various programs of Wings to Flye, Inc., youth are equipped with age appropriate tools to build a strong foundation, layout personal morals and values, frame their character and design their future. This blueprint will inspire, motivate, and challenge them to be the best they can be, and in turn, make a positive impact on their community and the world.

My goal is to help give our youth their Wings to Flye, so they can soar into a bright future.