Friday Night Live is designed for high school-aged youth. Activities are organized by youth to appeal to youth. Dances, haunted houses, community service and social action activities, movie nights, and participation in advocacy for safe and healthy environments such as sober grad, are just some of the activities that FNL youth both participate in and organize. One of the most distinguishing aspects of Friday Night Live is youth involvement in mentoring.

Club Live (CL) is an extension of the successful Friday Night Live program and is aimed at middle school age students. CL fosters resiliency and protective factors through the development of action-oriented chapters.

 

  • Provide support and opportunities for young people

  • Develop strong, confident and successful young people

  • Focus on building positive relationships

  • Encourage peer-oriented programming (youth driven and youth-led)

  • Are goal-directed, action-oriented, and innovative

  • Encourage and empower young people as active leaders and community resources

  • Have broad appeal to diverse ethnic, racial and social groups

  • Encourage youth to care about each other and their environment

The FNL Kids program is designed for elementary school-aged youth in 4th through 6th grade. FNL Kids incorporates the teaching of such critical life skills as leadership skills, character development, critical thinking, decision-making, and refusal skills while providing participants with the value of membership and belonging. The most distinguishing aspect of the FNL Kids program is its parent component. For fourth through sixth graders, parents are an essential element to learning. FNL Kids provides a structure in which collaboration between parent and young person is fostered and connections are made.

FNL Mentoring provides opportunities for young people to be in ongoing, mutually beneficial, caring relationships, which strengthen a young person’s resiliency to challenges in life. The FNL model engages teams of older high school-aged youth to mentor teams of middle school-aged youth in a structured ongoing one-on-one relationship. Counties that participate in Mentoring adhere to certain quality assurance standards while maintaining local creativity, energy and self-determination.

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The San Diego County Friday Night Live Partnership is a cooperative program between the California Department of Health Care Services and the California Friday Night Live Partnership.  It is supported locally in part by a Federal Block Grant administered by the County of San Diego Behavioral Health Services and the San Diego County Office of Education.

 

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