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friday night live

Building partnerships for positive and healthy youth development

What is Friday Night Live?

Friday Night Live (FNL) Program builds partnerships for positive and healthy youth development which engage youth as active leaders and resources in their communities. The FNL Program provides county-wide and school-based alcohol and drug prevention activities, as well as programs in wellness, healthy relationships and leadership. The program engages youth from various backgrounds and interests in a variety of youth-led and youth-focused events.

The FNL Program in Tuolumne County organizes and aids in numerous programs, activities and events. Tuolumne County FNL works closely with the YES Partnership, a community collaborative of more than 30 community representatives dedicated to healthy families and prevention of drug, alcohol and child abuse. Currently, two FNL youth are active YES Partnership members.

Who is Eligible for FNL?

Everyone from 9th grade through 12th grades are welcome to join FNL!

Too young for FNL?

Youth in 6th-8th grade can join Club Live!

FNL is Active at our local high schools (grades 9-12)

For the 2022-23 School Year, FNL is active at Summerville  High with the "Bears Campus Action" group and Sonora High School with "FNL Youth Action" group. So far, there are Club Live (CL) chapters in the works for Gold Rush Charter School, Summerville Elementary and Columbia Elementary.

FNL Youth Mentoring

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.

FNL Mentoring Programs...

  • Introduce young people to the concept of volunteerism

  • Encourage young people to develop programs that are fun and meaningful

  • Promote messages through shared experiences

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

  • Develops skills, such as communication, teamwork, and active listening

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

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

  • Encourage youth to engage in mutually beneficial relationships with peers and younger youth

Call 209-533-1397 x226 for more information on our programs

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