Gang Reduction & Youth Development is implementing the Mayor’s Fall Friday Nights (FFN) program, an extension of our very successful Summer Night Lights. FFN is a pilot 8 weeks/8 site program in the fall during the hours of 5 pm-9 pm, and launched on Friday, September 25th, 2015.

FFN aims to provide programming to Los Angeles communities recently affected by the surge in gang violence. It will be taking place at Parks that already hold a Teen Extreme Program, with the intention of supporting and enhancing Recreation and Parks current work. The workshops and activities to be held aim to integrate local community resources, offer city services to participants. highlight resources related to emergency preparedness, domestic violence prevention and awareness, secondary and post-secondary education, access to employment, financial literacy, and educational opportunities for teens and young adults. We will still incorporate some neat activities like Zumba, Art&Crafts, culinary arts, and games to make sure we offer programming for everyone along the family spectrum.

We would love to invite local neighborhood councils to visit our sites this fall. This is a great opportunity for continued community engagement and outreach. Please see attached flyers (English and Spanish) for more details.