Friday Night Live

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Tuolumne County FNL

Program Description

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 (CHP), 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.

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. (See their website at ATCAA serves as the fiscal agent for the YES Partnership. There are currently two FNL youth who sit on the Partnership as voting members.

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 6 sites in Tuolumne County.

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.


Eligibility Requirements and Sites

Everyone is welcome! Friday Night Live involves 6th through 12th graders.

‘Club Live’ is currently active at 4 middle schools (grades 6-8):

Soulsbyville Elementary – Tuesdays at lunchGroup Photo YTSS 2015
Sonora Elementary – Wednesdays at lunch
Twain Harte Elementary – Thursdays at lunch
Columbia Elementary – Fridays at lunch

Interested students should ask at the office to get in touch with us – or just come join our table!

‘Friday Night Live’ is also active at 2 local high schools (grades 9-12):

Summerville High “Bears Campus Action” – Tuesday A days at lunch, room 202

Sonora High “FNL Youth Action” – Wednesdays 3:30-5:00 in the 3rd floor ATCAA conference room
Interested students, parents, and speakers should contact either Sarah Sommarstrom or Olivia Sorensen, listed below.



Sarah Sommarstrom
Friday Night Live Coordinator
(209) 533-1397, ext. 221
427 N. Hwy 49, Sonora, CA

Olivia Sorensen
Friday Night Live Asst. Coordinator
(209) 533-1397, ext. 271
427 N. Hwy 49, Sonora, CA