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Hurting for the community

March 18, 2013 12:12 pm Published by Comments Off on Hurting for the community

From Straight Up’s Program Director Katherine Kasmir. This story breaks my heart: 2 Ohio HS football players convicted of raping... View Article


September 29, 2009 12:33 pm Published by Comments Off on CheckYourself.com

Take a look at this very informative and innovative site for teens…

Conversations for Parents

June 28, 2009 9:50 pm Published by Comments Off on Conversations for Parents

As Director of Straight Up Ventura County and an interactive workshop facilitator, I have the opportunity to participate in many discussions... View Article

Parent to Parent

July 26, 2008 1:32 pm Published by Comments Off on Parent to Parent

As Program Director and founder of Straight Up I am enthusiastic about our goals and passionate about my job. However,... View Article

Volunteerism: the anti-drug

July 24, 2008 12:47 pm Published by Comments Off on Volunteerism: the anti-drug

Did you know that youth who volunteer are less likely to abuse marijuana, alcohol, and tobacco and engage in other... View Article