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

  • Blog Post: Where is Red Ribbon Week?

    Featureing guest blogger and Ventura County young adult, Hannah Yale

Sergio Arias and Camilo Alvear, both 23 and from Ventura, won second place in the "Say It Straight Up" video contest presented by Straight Up in 2011. They created "Bobby V," a sobering piece about a young woman and the consequences she suffered after driving under the influence.

The contest






Be the DD (Designated Driver) for your group and you could win great prizes throughout the summer in downtown Ventura!



Prize Posse members Brandon, Emily, Veronica, Talia, Jeff (crew leader), Kim (crew leader), Ernie, and Sergio

The Prize Posse will be hitting downtown on these Fridays: July 1, August 19, and September

It’s Wednesday night and I am getting ready to go out with my friends to a club in West Hollywood. I am the designated driver and 23 years old. The destination is to an 18-and-over club that I have never been to before.

Walking in is an amazing experience. The music



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A look at Straight Up's yearly VUSD Leadership Training Summit, where high school students gather to interact, learn about advocacy, and strategize on ways to make change. This video is viewable on our YouTube channel, and is downloadable as a video podcast via iTunes.

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