Friday Night Live

We will host our first-ever Friday Night Live initiative, an after-hours, all-night open gym for young men ages 13-18, on Friday, June 2nd at our JaxPAL Northside Center. 

The Friday Night Live initiative will bring together male law enforcement officers and other positive adult male role models with young men for a night filled with basketball games and skills contest, video games, chess and other strategy games, food and fun. Our Northside Center will be open from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. the next morning. 

Through the Friday Night Live initiative, we will use recreation as a way to prevent crime by keeping young men off the streets during peak crime hours and by helping them foster positive relationships with male law enforcement officers. 

How to Register: 

Registration will be open May 9th – May 22nd or until we reach maximum capacity of 100 participants. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Send completed applications (click here to download the 2017 Friday Night Live application) to, fax to (904) 854-6560 or drop off at one of our JaxPAL locations: JaxPAL Monument Center, JaxPAL Northside Center, JaxPAL Eastside Center or JaxPAL Westside Center. Incomplete applications will not guarantee placement in the program. A completed application must be submitted before the program reaches maximum capacity.

For more information, call Officer Sedrick Tyner at (904) 854-6555 Ext. 314 or call Kerrie Rice at (904) 854-6555 Ext. 316.


Download the 2017 Friday Night Live Flyer. 


JaxPAL has helped me with my character, my math, my reading and vocabulary, and how to get along with people I do not like. Since being enrolled at JaxPAL, I don’t get in trouble a lot anymore. JaxPAL has helped me not get so angry at small problems and I’ve learned to cope with people.


PAL Afterschool Kid, 12 years old