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


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 Friday Night Live (FNL) programs may vary: County Mental Health, County Offices of Education, and nonprofits all successfully house and support FNL programs. While all programs are youth driven and led, the program focus and ages served may vary.

FNL Script (transparent) 

Friday Night Live (FNL)
High school-age youth working in partnership with adults



Club Live (transparent)

Club Live (CL)
Middle school-age youth working in partnership with adults


FNL Kids (transparent)

Friday Night Live Kids (FNLK)
4th-6th-grade youth focusing on refusal  & leadership skills



FNL Mentoring (transparent)

Friday Night Live Mentoring (FNLM)
Focuses on a structured, one-to-one mentoring model with high school students as mentors to middle school students as proteges.

FNLM is not currently funded by DHCS, but is implemented through local funding sources.


The California Youth Council is a coalition of FNL youth representing counties across California, convening to provide youth voice to the CFNLP, help move state-level issues that affect young people and inform and support the implementation of the FNL 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 resources on the Technical Assistance (TA) page