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 […]

Easy Ways to Support ASK

There are many ways to support the Alliance for Safe Kids. Please consider participating in the following programs! Amazon Smile: Shopping at Amazon? Make your purchases through smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate .5% of every purchase to ASK! Buy Local. Give Local.: Support ASK when shopping at local retailers! Sign up at www.burbio.com… click “Buy Local Give Local”…. […]

Shed the Meds

Helping Yorktown Stay Safe: Senator Murphy’s Shed the Meds Keeps hazardous drugs off the streets The sales of prescription having quadrupled since 1999. Sadly, so have the number of deaths from overdoses related to prescription opioids. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Opioids (including prescription opioids and heroin) killed more than 33,000 […]

Back-to-School Tips

A smooth transition from summer days to a school routine is very important for you and your child’s education. Here are some tips on how to have a successful school year: START STRONG! Go into the first marking period with high goals and expectations for yourself. Set a plan for staying after school so you […]

This Labor Day, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

The end of summer is traditionally marked by the Labor Day holiday, a time for our country to reflect on the hard work of our fellow Americans. The long weekend is typically celebrated through picnics, pool parties, and barbecues, as families and friends enjoy the last few days of summer before fall and winter approach. […]