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) was developed in 1984 in Sacramento by the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP).
It began as a pilot program dedicated to reducing the number of deaths and injuries caused by teen motorists driving under the influence of alcohol and other drugs.
The primary focus of the FNL, CL, FNL Kids, and FNL Mentoring Programs is to form youth/adult partnerships with young people, to provide programs rich in opportunities and support, so young people will be less likely to engage in problem behaviors, more likely to achieve in school, and more likely to attend higher education or secure a full-time job. FNL’s vision is to work hand-in-hand with young people so they are both problem free and fully prepared.