National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week is a time to give thanks to 62 million Americans who donate almost 8 billion hours of their time each year to causes that are close to their hearts. And when it comes to their hearts, scientific evidence proves that volunteering is good for physical and mental health. Researchers have the statistics and […]

Fun Things to do Instead of Drugs & Alcohol

There are so many fun things to do that DON’T involve getting high or wasted. Exercise. Not only is working out physically healthy, it is mentally healthy too! Exercise releases endorphins, relieve stress and take your mind off of things. Eating a good meal with friends or family. Food is a great way to have conversations, share culture, […]

Yorktown Community Unites for Mental Health

Gabrielle Bilik from Yorktown News wrote a beautiful article about Save A Life, which was held on Sunday, April 3, 2016: A few months after the death of her brother, Michelle Gilbert and her father participated in one of Yorktown’s Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) Save-A-Life Day events as counselors in a suicide prevention workshop. […]

Alcohol Awareness Month

The need to provide meaningful education on the dangers of underage drinking and drug use here in Yorktown has never been greater. And it is important to know that parents can play a significant role. As kids get older and alcohol and drugs enter the picture, parents are faced with a unique set of challenges. […]

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Teens & Harmful Behavior at Save A Life

Teens may engage in harmful behaviors as a way of coping, expressing and dealing with deep distress and emotional pain. To some teens, causing harm to themselves is the only way they know how to cope with feelings like sadness, self-loathing, emptiness, guilt, control and rage. The problem is that the relief that comes from […]

Courage to Speak at Save A Life

In a riveting and thought-provoking Presentation, nationally renowned speaker, Ginger Katz, shares the story of her son Ian’s losing battle with drugs.  Through her Presentation, students and parents begin to recognize the telltale signs of alcohol and other drug use and the veils behind which those signs hide: anger, denial, fear, pain and deception. The […]

Keep the Streets Safe this St. Patrick’s Day!

As one of the country’s most popular holidays, St. Patrick’s Day has long celebrated the roots of 34.2 million Americans with Irish ancestry, and many more who just want to partake in the festivities. But, did you know that in 2014 there were 18 people killed in drunk-driving crashes on St. Paddy’s Day? This year, […]

“The Dating Game” at Save A Life

The 6th Annual Save A Life program is designed to inform and empower high school students and adults to be community allies and first responders to support teens and families in crisis. In order to achieve this, ASK will present 17 workshops, directed by professionals from several organizations, that specialize in prominent safety issues faced by teens each day. […]

‘Study Drugs’: What Parents Need to Know

3 Things Parents of High Schoolers Need to Know About ‘Study Drugs’ Just because amphetamines like Adderall are prescribed by a doctor doesn’t necessarily make them safe to use, one expert says. The second half of the school year can be a stressful time for high schoolers with the SAT, ACT, final exams and other important academic […]

Tobacco Free Parks May Be In the Future for Yorktown

On March 3, 2016 the Town of Yorktown Recreation Commission passed a resolution to ban tobacco and electronic cigarette use in town parks and recreational areas. The Alliance for Safe Kids joined POW’R Against Tobacco in educating the commission about the many benefits of such policies. Throughout New York State, tobacco-free outdoor areas have become a growing […]