Make it to the Table

Thanksgiving has become one of the deadliest times of the year on America’s roads because “Thanksgiving Eve,” the Wednesday before the holiday, has become one of the year’s biggest drinking days. Whether it’s young people home from college or adults who know they have the next day off from work, Thanksgiving Eve has contributed to a rise […]

Keep Your Teen Safe This Holiday Season

How to talk to your teen. Let’s face it—teenagers are curious creatures. As your teenager gets older, he or she may become more curious about alcohol and other drugs. They may turn to you for answers and advice. Even if your teen doesn’t come to you, you should be the one to start the conversation. Since […]

On Halloween, and Every Day, Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving

Halloween is a time for making memories, not causing nightmares. This Halloween, the Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK), Yorktown Police Department and State Farm ® are reminding Halloween partiers that Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. Stay safe—and help keep others safe—by refraining from drunk driving. In 2015, there were 55 people killed in drunk-driving-related crashes. […]

Red Ribbon Week 2017

DID YOU KNOW? Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don’t; yet, only a quarter of teens report having these conversations. The Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK)  and Hudson River Financial Federal Credit Union invites the community to take a visible […]

Prepare Your Teen Driver for the Road Ahead

The Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) and State Farm ® are joining with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration during National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 15-21) to encourage all parents to talk to their teen drivers about the rules of the road. “Parents have a very strong influence on their teens, even as they grow […]

We Need Your Help

It is time that we personally ask for your help. In September 2018, the majority of the Alliance for Safe Kids’ (ASK) funding will be expiring and in order to ensure our future in the Yorktown community, we are asking for your generosity and support. Every year since 2006, ASK has been the recipient of […]

Yorktown Police Dispose of 326 Pounds of Prescription Drugs

The opioid epidemic is devastating communities across America. According to Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, deaths from opioids have increased 200% between 2010 and 2015 in Westchester. More Americans die from drug overdoses than in car crashes, and this increasing trend is driven by prescription painkillers. In 2012, the Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) and […]