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


Straight Up workshops are made available to schools and youth serving organizations within Ventura County at no cost through funding from the Ventura County Behavioral Health Department, Alcohol and Drug Programs.

For workshops outside of Ventura County, please contact Straight Up for pricing.

For Youth

Alcohol Prevention Game Show


This fun, Jeopardy-style game uses interactive software and individual response keypads to keep the students engaged while learning important information about alcohol and the dangers of underage and binge drinking.

The game is customizable for age groups and subject matter. To see an online version of the game show, play it here.

Please contact Straight Up to arrange a workshop or presentation.

Social Change Theatre Workshop


In this fully interactive workshop, the students will use Social Change Theatre techniques to examine social norms regarding underage and binge drinking, identify problems, desired changes and possible solutions.

Please contact Straight Up to arrange a workshop or presentation.

Video Advocacy

Video editing

Students learn to make short public service announcements, from concept, creating, and providing editing notes.

For Adults

Programs for parents, educators and other adults include interactive workshops for families, community presentations, and Reality Parties for Parents.

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