Hello and welcome
Welcome to the Straight Up blog! We are excited about this opportunity for teens and young adults to share their view points, opinions and experiences and to help facilitate important community dialog around the issues of underage and binge drinking, impaired driving, marijuana use, prescription drug abuse, and other issues.
Writing for Straight Up
We are always looking for volunteers to write letters, opinions, articles and blog posts for Straight Up! Fill out the volunteer form and express your interests … and we’ll get right back to you.
Our goal at Straight Up is to change social norms that encourage, accept and allow underage and binge drinking, impaired driving, Rx drug and marijuana use and reduce the problems and tragedies that result from these dangerous activities. These serious issues are not just concerns for a few “troubled” youth and their parents. The problems and tragedies affect all of us and it will take our community working together for things to change.
The blog will be a resource for educators, for youth, for parents — for anyone with an interest in change. We’ll feature regular columns by youth contributors, valuable resources and articles, editorials — a variety of voices.
Got something to say and want somewhere to say it? Contact me to be a contributor to the Straight Up blog.
We are so proud of the important work Straight Up young people are doing in Ventura County and find their contributions and insights around these issues to be vital to county-wide prevention efforts and making change happen. We hope you will visit our blog regularly and participate in the community dialog they are facilitating here.
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This article and photo is reprinted from the Newbury Park High School Prowler Newspaper. It was written by Sophie Li, a NPHS freshman staff writer.
Shea Flaherty & Allison Watson participate in a Straight Up Reality Party
“Fifty bottles of beer on the wall, 50 bottles of beer; you take one down,
Youth correspondent Emilie A, a high school student from Thousand Oaks, has been participating in Straight Up Reality Parties as an actor since 2007.
Emilie, like all Straight Up youth, want parents to be more aware of dangerous party norms and risky behaviors associated with underage and binge drinking, and
Hello and welcome
Welcome to the Straight Up blog! We are excited about this opportunity for teens and young adults to share their view points, opinions and experiences and to help facilitate important community dialog around the issues of underage and binge drinking, impaired driving, marijuana use, prescription drug abuse, and other