FREE College Application Workshop

There will be a free college application workshop from 4p.m. to 8p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1 in the community room of the John C. Hart Memorial Library. This workshop will organize and prepare rising senior students as they begin to apply to colleges. Students should bring a laptop and a list of six to 12 […]

111 5th Graders Celebrate DARE Graduation!

On Saturday, June 11th, the Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) hosted a DARE Celebration Party for DARE graduates in Yorktown and Lakeland School Districts. 111 5th grade students came together to celebrate and put their DARE skills to work in a fun, safe and substance-free environment at Solaris Sports Club. Activities included sports contests, dancing […]

2016 Senior Awards

Each year, the Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) presents awards to deserving college-bound seniors. The awards are given to seniors that have been involved with ASK during their high school career and are positive role models to their peers and community. We are truly thankful for all of their support and dedication and wish them […]

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 […]