The Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) is a New York-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Founded in 2002 by members of the Yorktown Heights community, the Alliance for Safe Kids was incorporated in 2006 as a charitable organization. ASK is a coalition representing all sectors of our community working together to provide a safety net for our youth and families.
Organization and Focus
ASK’s initiatives are overseen by Staff and our Executive Board of Directors with the support of the community. Many programs are cooperative activities that rely on the support of local organizations and agencies as well as community volunteers. Issues targeted by ASK’s programs include alcohol and drug use/abuse, bullying, internet safety, driving safety, youth mental health, and domestic and dating violence.
The Town of Yorktown is located in Northern Westchester County, 35 miles from New York City. In its 40 square miles, Yorktown is the home of 13,009 families (36,976 people in total as of 7/1/14). ASK serves the Yorktown Community (Mohegan Lake, Shrub Oak, Jefferson Valley, and Yorktown Heights), which includes the Lakeland Central School District and the Yorktown Central School District.
The Lakeland Central School Districts has a student population of approximately 4,250 enrolled in three elementary schools, middle school, and high school. The Yorktown School District has a student population of approximately 4,000 enrolled in its three elementary schools, middle school, and high school.
ASK is also beginning to collaborate and expand into neighboring communities, specifically Mahopac and Somers. Mahopac is home to nearly 3,500 families (around 8,500 people total as of 7/1/2010) with a student population of 2,125 (approximately 25% of the population). Somers is home to approximately 8,000 families (21,280 people in total as of 7/1/14) with a student population of 5,320 (25% of the population).