STANDARDS OF PRACTICE: Youth in Friday Night Live/Club Live programs will experience the following:Top of Page
Safe environment: Physical safety-to feel free from the risk of harm; and emotional safety-to feel like they can be who they are.
Opportunities for Community Engagement: Knowledge of the community-to learn about their community and its resources, interaction/interface with the community-to interact and work with community members, communication with the community-to communicate about the program or youth issues, contribution to the community-to give back and serve their community.
Opportunities for Leadership and Advocacy: Decision making and governance-to participate in decision making and occupy leadership roles, such as staff or board roles, youth voice-to learn to express their opinions constructively and to hear those of others, and action-to take action on issues or projects they care about outside of the program in the community and at school.
Opportunities to build Caring and Meaningful Relationships with Peers and Adults: peer knowledge-to learn about their peers and build relationships with them, adult knowledge and guidance-to learn about the adult staff and build relationships with them, emotional support-to feel supported emotionally by others in the program, practical support-to feel like their practical needs are met by adult staff, sense of belonging-to feel like they belong, like they matter to the group and its success.
Opportunities to engage in Interesting and Relevant Skill Development Activities: Specific skills-to develop and build specific skills through program activities, challenging and Interesting activities-to engage in interesting and challenging activities.
NCLB Domain: Opportunities to develop healthy personal attitudes and behavior: Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) prevention-to be in a positive space or environment, violence prevention-to learn constructive and healthy ways of handling issues and conflicts, academic completion/fostering learning-to develop and/or build upon their interest in learning and ability to think critically.