Clockwise from top left: THS FNL at their Car Show; AHS FNL Club Day; AGHS FNL Classroom Presentation; AHS FNL Lunchtime Activity; THS FNL at FNL Day

Friday Night Live Chapters

 

High School Friday Night Live chapters focus on underage drinking and other youth substance use, as well as a variety of behavioral health issues that affect youth, such as mental wellness, stress, peer relationships, etc.  FNL projects and campaigns are youth led and driven, with the support of the FNL coordinator and chapter advisor.  In addition to fun, alternative activities such as movie nights and FNL socials, FNL leaders plan and implement projects in the following categories:

Alcohol & Drug Awareness

FNL chapters create educational campaigns to raise awareness of the harms of youth substance use, ways to live healthier lifestyles, and encourage communities to embrace attitudes that support health and wellness.  Some of these campaigns and activities include:

  • National Drug Facts Week

  • Red Ribbon Week

  • Fatal Vision Goggle Demonstrations

  • Awareness Galleries

  • Define Yourself as More

  • Classroom Presentations

Environmental Prevention

˜Environmental Prevention focuses on addressing a community's norms, attitudes, or policies around alcohol, tobacco or other drugs, and aims to affect a COMMUNITY LEVEL CHANGE that will reduce problems associated with substance use and it’s availability within the community.  Some of these environmental prevention campaigns include:

  • Rip the Myth Social Norms Campaign

  • Photovoice

  • Parent & Merchant Committed

  • Alcohol Compliance Checks

  • Lee Law Merchant Education

  • E-Tobacco Policy & Advocacy Campaigns

Traffic Safety Campaigns

Traffic collisions are the number one cause of death for youth.  FNL chapters create campaigns around traffic safety - including distracted and impaired driving - to raise awareness and change norms around vehicle safety.  Projects include:

  • Every 15 Minutes

  • X the TXT Pledge

  • Poster Campaigns

  • Newspaper & Social Media Campaings

  • Fall of the Field - a dramatic representation of distracted driving statistics on the football field during halftime

  • Seatbelt relay races in partnership with CHP

  • Distracted/Impaired Driving obstacle courses

  • Impact Teen Drivers Assemblies
     

Casey’s Pledge encourages youth to commit to staying alcohol free, not drinking and driving, and not getting in the car with a drinking driver... Named to remember Casey Goodwin, a remarkable young woman and advocate for healthy choices who was tragically killed by a young drinking driver.  In Casey’s memory and for her contribution to helping her peers gain the knowledge about drug and alcohol abuse, her peers and youth following her example have designed this prevention program to continue what Casey never got to finish – teaching others the consequences of drinking and driving; and more importantly, making healthy decisions as a student in a time of tremendous peer pressure.  Friday Night Live would like to share Casey’s story, so that others will learn that the first step to making positive choices begins within themselves.  Each and every one of us can take a stand against drinking and driving; it is okay to say NO. 

 

Please visit CaseyGoodwin.org, or contact your school's FNL chapter to take the pledge!

Friday Night Live creates partnerships for postive and healthy youth development, which engage youth as active leaders and resources in their communities.

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