In March 2011, teens in Ventura, CA gathered for a Leadership Summit to explore social issues and discuss their ideas for possible solutions for reducing underage and binge drinking and impaired driving in their community.
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.
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.
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.