Reality Party: What You Didn’t Know
Casa Youth Shelter’s annual Reality Party aims to promote social change regarding underage and binge drinking, impaired driving, marijuana, prescription drug misuse, and other concerns using improvisation and interactive techniques. These methods are used to engage discussion, explore issues, and develop personal and community solutions.
Attendees engage in a tour through a mock “teen drinking party” to become more aware and understand the very real concerns teens face. High school volunteers from Casa Youth Shelter’s Youth Leadership Program follow a script (created by Straight Up Reality Improv), acting out realistic scenes and powerful events that depict overindulgent drinking games, relentless peer pressure, and other current alcohol and drug trends.
Immediately following, a Q&A session is conducted by local law enforcement, drug and alcohol experts, and other professionals who discuss prevention and intervention strategies and how to best support our youth in making healthy and safe choices.
The date of our annual Reality Party coincides with spring break and prom season — both times of the year when many house parties occur. In order to preserve the privacy of the homeowners, we respectfully keep the location undisclosed except to registrants.