Friday Night Live (FNL) is a statewide organization that addresses underage substance abuse. At yli, we take a social justice lens to the work, shifting the focus from individual behaviors to the larger patterns of injustice that target young, low-income people of color and encourage unhealthy behaviors. By helping youth identify issues in their communities, conduct research, and implement media and policy campaigns, yli doesn’t simply deter young people from substance abuse – we help to shape powerful advocates who create lasting change in their communities.
Half Moon Bay currently has two programs at Half Moon Bay High School and Cunha Intermediate School. Most of these youth hail from working-class communities, immigrant families, and first-generation college backgrounds. They advocate for safe and healthy environments, and work on policies that benefit youth.
Cunha Club Live
Club Live is an extension of the successful Friday Night Live program and is aimed at middle school students. Cunha Intermediate School, which serves youth in grades 7-8th, is located in the center of the Half Moon Bay community, right next to a liquor store where the youth go to purchase snacks. The impact of this kind of messaging on youth is a prime reason to implement high quality underage drinking prevention programming through Club Live.
Cunha youth have been working really hard on promoting positive social norms around underage alcohol consumption. This year, they developed a PSA to help spread awareness on the issue and how youth on the Coastside are choosing to lead healthier lifestyles.
In past years, they created posters like those below to share their positive messaging.
Read the Club Live Youth Development Survey here to learn about youth’s experience in the program.
Interested in Joining?
We meet weekly on Mondays 3:30- 4:30pm at Cunha Intermediate School, Room E-9. For more information on stipends, volunteer hours, etc. contact Rod Spikes at [email protected].