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

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Friday Night Live Mentoring (FNLM) provides opportunities for young people to be in ongoing, mutually beneficial, caring relationships, which strengthen a young person’s resiliency to challenges in life. The FNL model engages teams of older high school-aged youth to mentor teams of middle school-aged youth in a structured ongoing one-on-one relationship. Counties that participate in FNLM adhere to certain quality assurance standards while maintaining local creativity, energy and self-determination.

Download: Why Mentoring | FNL Mentoring Model | FNL Mentoring Fact Sheet

FNL Mentoring Programs:

✩ Introduce young people to the concept of volunteerism.

✩ Encourage young people to develop programs that are fun and meaningful.

✩ Promote messages through shared experiences.

✩ Encourage peer-oriented programming (youth driven and youth led).

✩ Develops skills, such as communication, teamwork, and active listening.

✩ Encourage and empower young people as active leaders and community resources.

✩ Have broad appeal to diverse ethnic, racial and social groups.

✩ Encourage youth to engage in mutually beneficial relationships with peers and younger youth.