California Friday Night Live Partnership

The California Friday Night Live Partnership (CFNLP) provides the leadership and field support needed for continued growth and enhancement of Friday Night Live (FNL), Club Live (CL), Friday Night Live Kids (FNLK), and FNL Mentoring (FNLM). In March of 1996, the CFNLP was formed in response to the Friday Night Live system's  need to support the following goals:

  • To provide guidance and leadership to the 52 Friday Night Live Partnership counties
  • To build alliances in support of youth development


The CFNLP office and staff are housed in the Tulare County Office of Education (TCOE), located in Visalia, California. County Superintendent of Schools Jim Vidak is a committed partner of the organization. Led by Administrator Dr. Jim Kooler, the Partnership is committed to the belief that a youth development framework, which is inclusive, comprehensive, youth-driven, and founded on current research, will improve the lives of young people and the communities in which they live.