Operating Principles

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FNL, CL, FNLK and FNLM programs will:

  • Be youth driven and led
  • Help young people develop skills and resilient traits (e.g., foster a sense of power, and autonomy)
  • Build community partnerships to support youth
  • Provide meaningful and caring relationships among youth and with adults
  • Promote belief in youths’ capacity to contribute
  • Provide safe, healthy, fun, and supportive places for youth to be
  • Be culturally competent
  • Have clearly defined and measurable goals, based on research and objective data
  • Support and train adults to work effectively with youth
  • Evaluate program periodically to assess progress and refine, improve, and strengthen the program’s effectiveness