90 Degrees: Straight Up
Youth Program

This 90 Degrees: Straight Up Youth Program embodies the tools needed for making informed choices and creating a positive impact on this generation and future generations to come. Throughout this program, your peers and instructors will empower you to take ownership of choices, and the consequences of those choices, while creating personal goals that allowing each individual to use the strengths that each possess, to effect change in confidence and ownership of your own experience. Through the self-guided, goal-oriented approach, 90 Degrees: Straight Up will provide guidance and resources needed to restore and rebuild relationships between family, friends and community, ultimately strengthening and empowering positive self-awareness. 


If you or someone you know could benefit from our program, download and complete the Request for Information form below and email to director@palmettofoundation.org.

Currently the 90 Degrees: Straight Up Youth Program is being offered at little or no cost to the students and families. If you would like to sponsor a student, please click the Donate button at the top of the page. All donations will help to cover the cost of educational  materials and needed supplies for students to participate in the program. All donations are tax-deductible.


Substance Use Prevention & Recovery Referral Programs

It’s never too early or too late to talk about tough topics, and drug use is certainly one of them. The Palmetto Foundation can help – we are an active and determined force in the fight against opioid use and substance use. We engage youth and adults in activities that foster transparency about this epidemic, and offer solutions – and hope – when it seems there are none.


All our programs are based on one or more of three key pillars:



They may not realize it, but most young people already know someone who is abusing controlled substances. While all ages benefit from hearing and seeing the destructive impact of opioid use, many of our prevention activities involve students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades.


Awareness is a first step. To stop opioid abuse, engagement must follow. Mentoring, outreach and other forms of ongoing support are essential. This includes helping young people find purpose and activities that positively challenge them, encourage smart choices and reinforce their value and worth in their community.


Recovery happens one day at a time. We believe in people’s ability to get back on their feet, be productive citizens in their community and realize their dreams. Our network of trusted community partners enables us to provide resources and referrals at every stage of addiction.