San Luis Obispo, CA — Congresswoman Lois Capps (CA-23) announced that the San Luis Obispo Friday Night Live Partnership has been awarded a $125,000 grant from the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program, administered by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). With twenty-four chapters, The San Luis Obispo County Friday Night Live Partnership’s youth development and substance abuse program is present in middle and high schools throughout the County.
“The San Luis Obispo County Friday Night Live Partnership (SLOFNLP) has been doing great work in our local communities for over twenty years, keeping our kids drug free and helping them develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime,” says Congresswoman Lois Capps. “Our children are our future and we owe it to our country to ensure that we invest in them and give them the tools they need to lead to lead successful and productive lives.”
This innovative grant project addresses the growing concern of substance abuse among those students entering the college environment. By replicating the successful Friday Night Live model at colleges and universities, young people are being engaged during that critical transition between high school and young adulthood.