Friday Night Light is a nonprofit organization comprised of followers of Jesus putting their faith and scripture into action.
We started in 2017 by hanging out with 5 high school kids looking for mentorship. We saw how much they struggled to adjust to life in America and how they were missing out on standard childhood experiences that most American youth enjoy. So we took took them camping, went to movie theaters together, and cheered them on at their soccer matches. The end result was supportive community, honest fellowship, and trustworthy mentorship that quickly grew through word of mouth.
We now have 80+ youth in our program. Many of our core alumni have gone to college or technical schools, but also continue to serve as our new generation of leaders. It is these disciples that then go on making new disciples.
The mission of FNL is to love Clarkston’s refugee youth unconditionally and show them the best that America has to offer. The end result being that youth from all nations will become spiritually mature and healthy followers of God who then continue the good work.
Jerry Chang, Co-Founder/Ministry Director
Jerry has mentored and discipled youth for 25 years. He is a proponent of ministry requiring unconditional love, and as such, has moved into Clarkston to be involved fully in the community there. His previous job experiences include: overseas missionary, teacher, CPA, Google Financial Project Manager, nonprofit CFO, tech startup CFO, and business owner.
Hilary Cheeseman, Director of Discipleship.
Hilary lives in Clarkston surrounded by the students she works with. She has a background in social work and raised six kids on her own. She loves her role of discipleship director because she gets to nurture and love the kids pointing them towards Jesus.
John James Blee II, Chairman / CPA PCAOB
Jimmy is a founding member of Friday Night Light. He has long been a believer in investing in the next generation, first with his church, then Young Life, and now Friday Night Light. He believes that we don’t all have to leave our full-time jobs to make a difference in the lives of our youth, but through giving even a small amount of our time and other resources, consistently, will lead to significant change for both us and our youth.
Friday Night Light is a ministry (dba) of KB Cares Ltd,
a Georgia registered 501(c)(3) public charity, EIN 83-2696836.
Your donations are fully tax deductible per IRS rules.
Please direct all questions to email@example.com
Our address is: 1210 W Smith St, Clarkston GA 30321