Straight Up works closely with the following groups and coalitions.
Straight Up partners with schools and school districts to bring interactive prevention workshops to the classrooms and prevention fairs to their campuses and presentations for parents. We support school clubs with their leadership and advocacy training and work with students on production of youth created video PSAs, social media and other campaigns promoting health and well-being.
In addition to the programs we offer through our contract with VCBH, we have been able to increase our work in middle schools and high schools with following schools districts through their TUPE grants (Tobacco Use Prevention and Education)
Through our partnership with the Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE), we have been presenting additional youth advocacy trainings and working with students, classes and clubs throughout Ventura County to bring the youth voice to life though development and airing of Youth Video PSAs related to prevention, health and well-being through the VCOE TUPE Consortium Grant.
Ventura County Limits is a Community Partnership dedicated to changing local patterns of alcohol abuse among young people, and the many community problems that result. Our goal: To improve the quality of life for all who live, work and play in Ventura County, through responsible alcohol policies and practices. Straight Up is an active part of this initiative, engaging teens and young adults and bringing their voice and participation to the Ventura County Limits Partnership.