Reality Party for Parents

“Many adults feel drinking and drug use is a rite of passage. They assume teen parties are the same as when they were young. Straight Up youth want parents to face the current realities of today’s “out of control” teen…

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How to Feel More at Peace

Difficult experiences, challenges and negative emotions are a part of our human experience.  And when we don’t know how to process what has happened, we remain stuck in the emotions and pain of our circumstances.  However, for many of us,…

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Why Gaming? By Ryan Moore

While I was studying at the University of Colorado, Boulder, I noticed that during the spring, summer, and fall, people were always active, finding things to do such as going to a concert, lively party, rock climbing or bicycling through…

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Local Youth Discover Passions and Hone Skills ~ The healthy alternative to drugs and alcohol

There is nothing new about the age-old problem of teens with too much time on their hands and the trouble that can then ensue.  As the saying goes, “Idle hands are the devil’s workshop.”  What is new is the horrible…

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Hula Hooping

Fun for the entire family. All shapes and sizes are welcome! Bitty Hoops fits all! Here is the Bitty Hoops Mission: “To get grownups to remember how to be a kid, to get sedentary people movin and groovin, and to…

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COA February Newsletter

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THE GREATEST GIFT IS YOU!

Depression During The Holidays For most, the holiday season is the time of the year filled with fun parties, celebrations and social gatherings with family and friends. But for many, it is a time filled with sadness, loss, loneliness, and…

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