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COVID has been hitting our youth and families the hardest due to the disproportionate health risks of coronavirus for Black and brown people, but also due to higher unemployment rates, lower access to technology for children struggling with distance learning, and the lack of financial stability to support families surviving months of lost income. And of course, our prisons, both adult and youth, are filled with Black and brown people who were targeted by a racist, deliberately unjust justice system and have been subjected to unsafe conditions due to coronavirus outbreaks in the past year.

Now more than ever we must stop systems from targeting Black and brown youth. For years Louisiana has held the title of “prison capital of the world” and in 2021 it continues to have the highest incarceration rate of any state. 

Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children (FFLIC), a Black-female led organization that centers families and youth is key to the change. FFLIC is asking you to help us lift up our work of dismantling systems of oppression that lead to youth incarceration by supporting us from now until the final GiveNola Day, May 4, 2021.

Now in its 8th year, GiveNOLA Day is a 24-hour event hosted by the Greater New Orleans Foundation to inspire people to give generously so that we can make our region stronger and create a thriving community for ALL.


  1. Donate: From now until May 4th you will be able to donate to FFLIC at
  2. Help Raise Funds! You can create your own fundraising page at by clicking on the “Fundraise” button in the top right corner.
  3. Share a graphic and message on social media telling friends why you are supporting FFLIC. Use one of the sample messages below or create your own!



  1. As a Black-female led organization, @FFLICLA stands out by centering youth and families and uplifting the voices of those targeted by systems of youth incarceration. Support FFLIC today:
  2. For years LA has held the seat of “prison capital of the world” and continues to have the highest incarceration rate of any state. First and foremost we must stop the flow of Black and brown youth into prisons. Support @FFLICLA today:
  3. FFLIC was created in 2001 by a group of Black parents to close the most brutal youth prison in the nation. 20 years later they are still trying to stop the construction of new youth prisons. Support @FFLICLA today:
  4. Giving to @FFLICLA- a Black-female led org that knows how to center the Black and brown families and youth most impacted by youth incarceration- is investment in real change.