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We need this change to happen, and we need your help.

September 22, 2014 10:20 am Published by Comments Off on We need this change to happen, and we need your help.

Nicole R. is a high school student in Ventura and a dedicated Straight Up youth volunteer and SADD member. She participated in Straight Up’s Reality Party for Parents in Pasadena in September 2014. She posted her thoughts and her call to change on Instagram.

Nicole’s words:

Party hardy with Bacardi……. If you read this and believed it, this is why we need a social change. Teenagers every year are getting in deeper and deeper with drinking and doing drugs, leading to many lost lives. This needs to change. In this picture, I was with @straightupvc and my SADD (students against destructive decisions) friends helping to show parents what happens at teen drinking parties by reenacting many events that would be true to happen at a party including drinking games, internet predator scene, drug scene, and then the more serious scene…the alcohol and sex scene. Not only do parties lead to fights and drug usage, but also sexual assaults and even rape. No one should have to go through this and be taken advantage of because of trying to fit in with their peers. We need this change to happen, and we need your help.

Thanks so much, Nicole! Reality Parties create an impact — not only on the parents who attend, but on the young people who volunteer their time to participate in them.