The GRYD Effect

Summer Night Lights with the Fall Friday Nights and Youth Squad 360 components work together as part of a comprehensive year round strategy.

Thru our partnership with the City of Los Angeles and our Summer Night Lights / Fall Friday Nights / Youth Squad 360 programming model, we are creating platforms for community members and law enforcement to engage in peaceful, positive activities — breaking down barriers and building trust via sports, arts, food and fun!

We want to use our programming model as an avenue to give professional athletes, entertainers and community stakeholders the opportunity to interact in positive forums, with tangible ways to get involved and be a part of the solution to what’s happening in our country with respect to law enforcement and race relations.

While change is needed, it’s not all bad news out there.  We also want to come together with corporate and  media entities to shine a light on what’s working and the good that is happening in our communities.

In this regard, we invite professional athletes, entertainers, corporate and media entities, and community stakeholders to join with us as we strive to go deeper in creating forums and platforms for positive community engagement with law enforcement.

The community that plays and eats together stays together!

Summer Night Lights

The Summer Night Lights program is a public and private partnership undertaken by the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Gang Reduction & Youth Development (“GRYD”) and The GRYD Foundation.

Summer Night Lights is part of the GRYD Comprehensive strategy, which is directed at strengthening community resiliency to the influence of gangs and gang violence.

Summer Night Lights (“SNL”) operates at 32 locations across the City of Los Angeles, keeping recreation centers and parks open between the hours of 7 pm – 11 pm throughout the summer months.

Fall Friday Nights

Fridays late September through mid November — 5:00pm to 9:00pm at select recreation centers / parks throughout the city of Los Angeles.

Youth Squad 360

360 degree wrap around services for Youth Squad alumni

Get Involved

Interested in Summer Night Lights or GRYD Services?  Visit our Get Involved page to learn more.

Persons interested in providing services in connection with SNL 2018 should visit a site and speak with a program coordinator starting in March/April 2018.