The California Friday Night Live Partnership (CFNLP) supports the successful implementation of the county programs that receive funding from the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). While there are a variety of programs and funding opportunities to support them, all programs share a common foundation-they are built on youth development principles and practices. From county to county, the organization that houses FNL programs may vary: County Mental Health, County Offices of Education, and non-profits, in addition to other types of organizations, all house and support FNL programs successfully.
While all programs are youth-driven and led, the focus and/or ages served varies:
- Friday Night Live | High school age youth working in partnership with adults
- Club Live | Middle school age youth working in partnership with adults
- Friday Night Live Kids | 4-6th grade focusing on refusal skills and leadership
- Friday Night Live Mentoring | Not currently funded by DHCS but is implemented through local funding sources-focuses on a structured, one-to-one mentoring model with high school students as mentors and middle school students as mentees.
The California Youth Council is a coalition of FNL youth leaders representing counties across California, convening to provide youth voice to the CFNLP, to help move state-level issues that affect young people and inform and support the implementation of the Friday Night Live Youth Summit.
The CFNLP and partners have developed a myriad of resources over the years to support our programs and create cohesive messaging around the areas of interest to young people. You can find all of the available resources on the Technical Assistance page.