Friday Night Live builds partnerships for positive and healthy youth development
which engage youth as active leaders and resources in their communities.


The components characterize elements within all Friday Night Live Programs and how they implement prevention programming that reflects youth development best practices. The components define how FNL groups are formed, what services we provide, and how we connect to the community. 

"Real youth development is most powerful… when youth can become immersed in a project that gets results, sees change happen, or makes a real difference in people’s lives."

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Core Components Action Guide

  1. Chapters ⎸ Core Components Action Guide: Chapters
    Chapters describe a group of committed young people and at least one adult ally working together. Chapters provide Skill Development, Opportunities, and Outreach through ongoing partnerships at local sites.

  2. Opportunities ⎸ Core Components Action Guide: Opportunities
    Opportunities are any safe environment or avenue in which youth and adults accomplish a project or task in partnership, with shared power and ownership.

  3. Outreach ⎸ Core Components Action Guide: Outreach
    Outreach engages youth, adults, and systems in building the partnerships that create positive and healthy youth development.

  4. Skill Development ⎸ Core Components Action Guide: Skill Development
    Skill Development occurs in purposeful activities and opportunities that promote or result in building skills, mastery, resiliency, and core competencies.