Community Invited to Get a Taste of Reality

Community event to educate the public on issues surrounding the underage binge drinking culture.

Helix Charter High School’s Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Chapter invites parents to a party at which large doses of reality will be served. On Thursday, February 28, the group will host a Reality Party for parents.

The Reality Party is the product of Straight Up Reality Improv, a non-profit group that focuses on educating youth about issues related to alcohol use. The group simulates a teen drinking party and invites parents to tour the location at which the "party" is taking place (no alcohol will be served). Students from Helix's SADD group will take part as "attendees" for the party. The events that take place at the party are loosely scripted, and the teens participating in the event act out different roles based on the guidelines of the script.

The event is designed to expose the underage and binge drinking culture; many adults view drinking as a rite of passage, but are not aware of how much things have changed since they were teens. The Reality Party allows them to see what today's parties are like to raise awareness about what teens are facing in these social settings. 

The tours are tentatively scheduled to run from 4:00 - 9:00 pm, with a tour running every half an hour. The students in Helix's SADD chapter would like to provide this experience to the entire community, as the issues being addressed are universal. The Reality Party Tours are open to parents only, and a reservation will be required. More information: info@straightupvc.org or (805) 647-46220. Registration is available online at www.straightupvc.org/helix

. Location will be provided when reservations are made.

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