Yorktown Police Dispose of 254lbs of Drugs!

On June 7, 2016, the Yorktown Police Department (YPD) disposed of 254 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter drugs collected through the Prescription Drug Disposal Unit. Since ASK partnered with the YPD on this initiative, we have collected and disposed of 2,468 lbs of drugs – that is averaging out to be 77lbs of drugs per month! The partnership began in […]

Volunteer Opportunities in June

The Alliance for Safe Kids has many fun events planned for June – spend some time with us and our wonderful community! June 10: Relay for Life  5-10pm at Jack DeVito Memorial Field – Adult and High School volunteers are needed to help out ASK and the Yorktown Police Department at the food tent. June 11: […]

It’s Just A House Party… What Could Go Wrong?

The Alliance for Safe Kids premiered “It’s Just a House Party… What Could Go Wrong?”, at Save A Life 2016. Immediately following the screening, there was a panel discussion regarding the topics that were presented. Sitting on the panel was Dr. Karen Soren, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health at Columbia University Medical Center, […]

Who are the Warriors?

Sticks and stones may break your bones but words can scar you for life. A newly formed club high school club at Walter Panas High School called The Warr;ors, is fighting the stigma against mental illness. The idea to start the club came from an amazing student of mine last year. She had experienced mental […]

Volunteer From Your Cell Phone!

Did you know that you can volunteer with the Alliance for Safe Kids right from you cell phone? Help connect our community by becoming a virtual volunteer and providing digital marketing support to ASK! ASK is very active on social media but we need your help to spread the word of upcoming programs, events, breaking news […]

Heroin: A Dangerous Drug

What is Heroin/Why is it so dangerous? Heroin is a powerful narcotic and central nervous system depressant that is particularly additive and dangerous because it enters the brain so What is a heroin overdose? When heroin enters the body, breathing and heart rate may slow to dangerous levels. This can lead to overdose. An overdose may result […]

What is Ketamine?

In light of the recent arrest of individuals possessing Ketamine in Yorktown, please find more information about this dangerous drug below: Ketamine (also known as Special K) is a dissociative anesthetic developed in 1963 to replace PCP and currently used in human anesthesia and veterinary medicine. Much of the ketamine sold on the street has […]

Family Dinner: Conversation Starters

Families come in all shapes and sizes: Couples with children, single parents, work families, roommates, college and school families, neighborhoods and whole communities. No matter what your family make-up is, your financial status, the house and town you live in, or what your dinners are like now, you can be part of something very special… The only […]

Cinco de Mayo: Fiesta Time or Jail Time?

In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has become synonymous with festive fiestas and salty margaritas. Historically, the fifth of May commemorates Mexico’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War, but present-day celebrations often lead to drunk driving—and there’s no victory in that. If you are planning to party […]

Give Local: Ends May 5 at 12pm

Dear Friends and Supporters, The platform has been fixed and ASK will be collecting donations for Give Local until May 5th at noon. Please support our community!   Donate Now   Give Local Westchester & Putnam is a 24-hour online giving event designed to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits in a single […]