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

Operating Principles

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Friday Night Live (FNL), Club Live (CL), Friday Night Live Kids (FNLK), & Friday Night Live Mentoring (FNLM) programs will:

  • Be youth driven & led

  • Help young people develop skills & resilient traits (e.g., foster a sense of power & autonomy)

  • Build community partnerships to support youth

  • Provide meaningful & caring relationships among youth & with adults

  • Promote belief in youths’ capacity to contribute

  • Provide safe, healthy, fun & supportive places for youth to be

  • Be culturally competent

  • Have clearly defined & measurable goals, based on research & objective data

  • Support & train adults to work effectively with youth

  • Evaluate program periodically to assess progress & refine, improve & strengthen the program’s effectiveness