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

Prevention Game Show


These fun games use interactive software and individual response keypads to keep the students engaged while learning important information.

The game is customizable for age groups and subject matter. Topics can include alcohol, marijuana and other drugs, Rx drugs, impaired driving, vaping and tobacco.  We also can address bullying, suicide prevention and other topics related to mental health and social emotional learning.

To see an online example game, 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, attitudes and behaviors regarding underage and binge drinking, drug use, impaired driving and related issues.  Participants identify problems, desired changes and explore possible solutions.

Please email us at info@straightupvc.org for more information or 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

We offer presentations and interactive workshops for parents, families, educators, coalitions, civic organizations and other adults in the community.  Email us at info@straightupvc.org for more information and scheduling.

We also offer Reality Parties for Parents Events.  Learn more via this link.

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