Friday Night Live
With the focus on positive and healthy youth development, Friday Night Live engages youth as active leaders and resources in their communities. Staff provides support and training designed to build the leadership skills of young people, enabling them to design and implement prevention projects at their schools and in their communities. The OCFNLP works together with students attending public, alternative and continuation schools, and with young people in community, faith-based, and youth-serving organizations.
Youth Substance Use Prevention
This project provides alcohol and other drug education to intermediate and high school youth in schools countrywide. Students receive a multi-session program that has shown to be effective, featuring interactive lessons designed to promote healthy decision-making, build social and emotional skills, practice effective communication, and teach media literary. Also, project staff partner with young people to create and implement prevention activities designed to reduce substance use (alcohol, prescription drugs and cannabis/marijuana) among their peers.