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Author Archives for Youth Author

L-E-A-D-E-R, LEADER!

July 30, 2020 10:31 am Published by Comments Off on L-E-A-D-E-R, LEADER!

Written by Ava Li, a BRITE youth spokesperson. L is for listening.  A good leader doesn’t just drone on and... View Article


At Window

Fear factor

December 20, 2015 12:28 pm Published by Comments Off on Fear factor

This post was written by a 20-year-old Cal State Channel Islands student in April 2015. What gets our attention so... View Article


Message to the Youth

September 10, 2015 9:54 am Published by Comments Off on Message to the Youth

This essay was written by a Cal State Channel Islands student. I believe that one of the hardest aspects that... View Article


Been there, done that

August 11, 2015 11:03 am Published by Comments Off on Been there, done that

Sandra P. is a 2nd year student at CSUCI majoring in Communications. This was written in April 2015. People that... View Article


You’re still my friend

July 9, 2015 12:40 pm Published by Comments Off on You’re still my friend

Sandra P is a CSUCI majoring in Communications. She wrote this essay in April 2015. After high school I thought... View Article


Marijuana: it's still a drug

June 16, 2015 8:48 pm Published by Comments Off on Marijuana: it's still a drug

This post was written by an 18-year-old college student in Camarillo. Weed. Dope. Chronic. Bud. There are so many street... View Article


Save yourself – and others

February 3, 2015 11:46 am Published by Comments Off on Save yourself – and others

In January 2015, Straight Up worked with Camarillo High School students on advocacy projects. They worked on writing and art projects around... View Article