Friday Night Live
ATCAA’s Friday Night Live (FNL) Program builds partnerships for positive and
healthy youth development which engage youth as active leaders and resources in their communities. The FNL Program provides county-wide and school-based alcohol and drug prevention activities, as well as programs in wellness, healthy relationships and leadership. The program engages youth from various backgrounds and interests in a variety of youth-led and youth-focused events.
The FNL Program in Tuolumne County organizes and aids in numerous programs,
activities and events. In collaboration with the California Highway Patrol, FNL has helped implement the Every 15 Minutes program at both Summerville High School and Sonora High School. FNL also hosts the Annual HOLLA Awards (Honoring Our Local Leaders and Activators) in May, as well as the Annual Town Hall Meeting/World Café to address leading issues.
Friday Night Live currently consists of the Committed Campaign Youth Council, and FNL Chapters including Lifeplan and Club Live. The Committed Campaign Youth Council is a select group of students that collaborate and activate ways to reduce the access of alcohol to minors in Tuolumne County. These students also attend a variety of out of area leadership conferences throughout the year. Lifeplan is a program for a variety of youth and young adults to build upon their ideal life and plan accordingly to meet their goals and remain drug free. This program introduces and reinforces morals and values, personal mentors, financial literacy and healthy relationships. Club Live is a lunch-time program for middle school-aged students. The Club Live Advisor designates a classroom or location on campus where the students meet during the lunch period and participate in activities or campus-wide prevention campaigns. FNL hosts regular
programming at 8 sites in Tuolumne County.
Tuolumne County’s Friday Night Live Program works closely with the YES Partnership, a community collaborative of more than 30 community representatives dedicated to healthy families and prevention of drug, alcohol and child abuse. ATCAA serves as the fiscal agent for the YES Partnership. There are currently eight FNL youth who sit on the Partnership as voting members.
Funding for the Friday Night Live Program in Tuolumne County is provided through grants, donations and fundraisers. Such grants and donations, for example, have been given through Tuolumne County’s Behavioral Health Department, Sonora Area Foundation, Front Porch, Inc. and California Highway Patrol.
Everyone is welcome! Friday Night Live involves 6th through 12th graders. FNL Mentoring has opportunities for 10th to 12th graders at Summerville High and Sonora High to mentor 7th and 8th graders who will be attending those schools in the near future. Contact Emily for details.
Friday Night Live
(209) 533-1397, ext 297
427 N. Hwy 49, Sonora, CA