Engaging young people in advocacy, education & prevention
Creating social change around alcohol, drugs, and more

 

Straight Up is a youth development project that promotes social change regarding underage and binge drinking and impaired driving using improvisation and interactive performance and workshops with engaging discussion, exploration of issues, and the development of personal and community solutions to these problems.

Our Goals

Our goal is to create change in community norms — behaviors, attitudes, perceptions, policies and environments — that accept, allow and encourage underage and binge drinking among 15-25 year olds in Ventura County by:

Environmental Prevention

Environmental prevention concentrates on changing those community conditions that increase the risk for underage and binge drinking. Environmental factors that influence underage drinking include:

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Programs

Our activities directly related to underage and binge drinking and the dangerous behaviors and problems associated with alcohol use include:

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Straight Up is made possible through funding from the Ventura County Behavioral Health Department Alcohol and Drug Prevention Division.