School-based Initiatives: Friday Night Live

The countywide report of the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) indicates that too many of our youth are using alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, are binge drinking, are bullied and feel disconnected from school and community. These challenges prevent our young people from reaching their potential and leading healthy and successful lives.

The Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE) implements policies and training to support the Friday Night Live programs with chapters in various secondary schools in Ventura County. The goal of these programs is to reduce underage drinking, drug use, and associated problems among secondary school students.

Friday Night Live Programs build partnerships for positive and healthy youth development which engage youth as active leaders and resources in their communities. Friday Night Live, Club Live, & Friday Night Live Kids are youth-led, youth-driven programs designed for high school, middle school, and elementary school aged youth. Operating under youth development principles, the program provides support and opportunities for young people to develop leadership skills while they address alcohol, tobacco, and other drug-related issues at their school and in their community. They collaborate with other youth serving organizations and provides leadership with the delivery of alcohol and other drug use prevention and education to other school districts.

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