California Polytechnic State University
Our role as University educators is to fill the gap in knowledge regarding the high-risk dangers inherent in college drinking. There is so much we have to take into account if we hope to make some inroads into this behavior. We believe honestly addressing the risk factors and the responsiveness on the part of others holds the greatest promise in saving young lives. As these young people come to our campus, we have a very short window of opportunity to safely integrate them into our campus communities. Our role in the intervention of high-risk behavior is critical. Aware Awake Alive is a program that truly widens the campus lens on educating, responding and savings lives. Our partnership with Aware Awake Alive has helped our campus to get focused on the important –being a community that cares about one another and has the knowledge and confidence to do the right thing regardless of fear and peer pressure.
Senator Kirk Watson
Alcohol education and awareness is critical to the fight against hazing and binge drinking. And commonly, teenagers who engage in underage drinking are hesitant to seek help for themselves or for their peers in dangerous situations where someone may have alcohol poisoning because they're afraid of getting themselves or their friends in trouble. A limited immunity law, commonly known as a 911 Lifeline, seeks to decrease the likelihood that a minor will hesitate to seek help in an alcohol-related emergency.
Senator Watson was honored to author Senate Bill 1344, an alcohol education bill, in 2009 and Senate Bill 1331, the Texas 911 Lifeline Legislation, in 2011. He championed these pieces of legislation in memory of Carson Starkey, a childhood friend of his oldest son.
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
Aware Awake Alive and the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission have partnered together to spread the message that overconsumption of alcoholic beverages is dangerous, and that anyone exhibiting signs of alcohol poisoning should receive medical attention immediately! Both organizations support laws that protect young people who do the right thing and seek medical assistance for someone who may have alcohol poisoning.
San Luis Obispo County Drug & Alcohol Services Prevention Programs
San Luis Obispo County Drug & Alcohol Services Prevention Programs provide a framework for collaborative countywide prevention of substance abuse and its related problems by engaging families, neighborhoods, and communities to promote safe and healthy environments. The county’s Drug Free Communities Project establishes and strengthens community collaborations to prevent and reduce substance use among youth, particularly those transitioning from high school to college.
Friday Night Live
Friday Night Live creates partnerships for positive and healthy youth development, which engage youth as active leaders and resources in their communities. FNL supports chapters on individual school campuses, from middle school through college, and engages youth in education, awareness, and alternative activities to reduce the problems associated with youth substance use. Cal Poly Friday Night Live aims to change the college culture around alcohol and drug use, while providing a fun, social atmosphere for students.
Founded in 2011, Generous Art is an online gallery dedicated to raising money for nonprofits and artists. It envisions art purchases as community-oriented transactions — rejecting the idea that art collection is a selfish endeavor or an isolated event. Generous Art replaces time- consuming auction fundraisers with a purchase process that simultaneously funds the artist, a nonprofit and the mission of Generous Art.
Art’s Cyclery has been a fixture on California’s Central Coast for over 30 years, supporting healthy lifestyles while offering superior customer service with a huge selection of bikes, components, apparel and accessories. Art’s Cyclery has partnered with Aware Awake Alive to sell branded cycling apparel and accessories with the intention of promoting AAA’s message to prevent the senseless loss of young adult lives to alcohol poisoning. In addition to a physical retail store in San Luis Obispo, CA, Art’s Cyclery also has an online catalog to cater to a global customer base.
Texas Package Stores Association
The Texas Package Stores Association was organized to protect the interests of package store owners in the state of Texas. The TPSA continually strives to unite all package store owners so we may be stronger in legislative battles and member benefits.
Our members range from single store operators to the largest chains in Texas and enjoy group benefit opportunities that ultimately lower costs to their customers.
The TPSA provides a voice in Austin to help prevent the passage of legislation and taxes that would be harmful to the industry. Our members operate one of the most highly regulated businesses in America. The very livelihood of every package store operator is dependent upon governmental rules and regulations. Unfavorable laws and unfair taxes can easily work to put our members out of business.
Working together we hope to improve the business climate for our industry in Texas. If we, as package store owners, are not organized to accomplish these goals, we can be certain that business conditions will only grow worse.
Founded in 2006, Explore Austin's mission is to "change the lives of underserved youth through leadership, mentoring, and adventure". Explore Austin accomplishes its mission through a unique, 6-year program (6th - 12th grade) that combines the proven benefits of adult mentoring and outdoor adventure. The program exposes participants to diverse and unfamiliar outdoor settings that that challenge them mentally, physically, and emotionally. Focusing on team building and leadership training, Explore Austin combines its own "ACES" leadership Framework with the Search Institute's scientifically based "40 Developmental Assets". Through Explore Austin's unique experiential mentoring program is designed for participants to increase self-confidence, build character, and develop a sense of responsibility for themselves and those around them. With nine Saturday Events and a weeklong Summer Wilderness Trip to Colorado, Explore Austin seeks and attracts motivated students who desire to learn how to become leaders, experience new places, seek challenges, and make lasting friendships.