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  • June 25, 2014
    Sober Fun: How do You Enjoy Life Without Drugs or Alcohol?

      Some people mistakenly think that they can’t have fun without drugs or alcohol, or that living sober must be miserable and boring.  The truth is that there is no shortage of ways to enjoy life while being alcohol-free and drug-free.  We recently asked some of our amplif(i) Peer Educators what they do to have […]

  • June 3, 2014
    What Does an Alcoholic Look Like?

    By Liza   I recently had the opportunity to sit down with a lovely woman by the name of Brenna. As she sat in the black leather chair, her legs casually swung causing a small ripple through her long grey skirt. She wore a genuine smile and her brown eyes were peaceful. What you wouldn’t […]

  • March 28, 2014
    amplif(i) Vlog – Rachel (“I Run to Live”)

    In the fourth video of our amplif(i) vlog series, amplif(i) Peer Educator Rachel talks about how the direction you choose to run can make all the difference.   Director of photography: Aiden Chapparoni Editors: Aiden Chapparoni and Danielle Ventura Original Score: Greer Vincent Rollier        

  • November 26, 2013
    What are You Thankful for?

    This is the time of year when many people make a point to give thanks and show gratitude for the positive things in their lives.  However, it’s important to look for the good in life every single day.  Appreciation for what we have helps us take a more healthy approach to life, and allows us […]

  • November 25, 2013
    amplif(i) Vlog – Shana (Time-Lapse Art)

    In the third video of our amplif(i) vlog series, amplif(i) Peer Educator Shana talks about how she chooses to amplif(i) her voice when life throws challenges her way.   Director of photography: Aiden Chapparoni Editors: Aiden Chapparoni and Danielle Ventura Original Score: Greer Vincent Rollier        

  • October 31, 2013
    amplif(i) Vlog – Freddie (Hope and Faith)

    In the second video of our amplif(i) vlog series, amplif(i) Peer Educator Freddie talks about hope and faith, and how those ideas changed her life and changed who she is.     Director of photography: Aiden Chapparoni Editors: Aiden Chapparoni and Danielle Ventura Original Score: Greer Vincent Rollier    

  • October 15, 2013
    amplif(i) Vlog – Jason (Spoken Word Performance)

    In the first of our amplif(i) vlog series, amplif(i) Peer Educator Jason performs an interesting and energetic original spoken word piece that takes an artistic look at the idea of thinking and acting with a social mindset. Through his unique flow, Jason reminds us how important it is to consider other people when we make […]

  • October 2, 2013
    Voices amplif(i)ed

    You are speaking up.   You are being heard.   Here at amplif(i), we have been getting a lot of messages from students all over Arizona.  Every time we visit a school we do more than just speak.  We listen.  We hear what you have to say.   Sometimes we hear it right after a presentation, […]

  • July 31, 2013
    Online Words Echo in the Offline World

    Have you ever said something you didn’t mean?  Have you ever said something without thinking it through first?  Have you ever said something you regret?   Earlier this year, Justin Carter, a 19-year-old from Texas, got into an argument on Facebook over the online game “League of Legends.”  He responded to a comment someone made […]

  • June 11, 2013
    A Letter to My 16 year-old Self

    Shane,   We need to talk.   I know, you’re really busy and it doesn’t seem like you have much time to spare. I understand completely, and I remember it well. I haven’t forgotten what it’s like to be you. Trust me, though. You’re going to want to hear this.   The things you’re doing […]

  • June 4, 2013
    One Voice

    One voice.   One voice is all it would have taken to make a huge difference in my world. It wouldn’t have mattered who it came from, what they looked like, or how popular they were. It could have come from anyone.   I was a nervous, lonely, awkward junior high student who wanted to […]

  • May 28, 2013
    amplif(i) Your Voice and Change Your Tune

    For years, too many of us told ourselves things like “I am ugly, I am fat, I am stupid, I am depressed, I am hated, I am not good enough, I am a loser.”  Sometimes our thoughts even crossed beyond those words and we thought, “I am worthless, I am a failure, I hate myself, […]

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