Yorktown, Lakeland Students Graduate from Youth Court

The Northern Westchester Examiner– Forty-four students from the Yorktown and Lakeland school districts graduated from Yorktown Youth Court last week. The 2013 commencement ceremony was hosted by Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK), a non-profit organization that represents all sectors of the community working together to provide a safety net for youth and families. Founded in […]

Yorktown, Lakeland Students Graduate Youth Court, Ready to Prosecute Crimes

Yorktown Patch– In a mock arraignment Yorktown and Lakeland students sentenced a young man Wednesday night to 25 hours of community service for having stolen an iPhone and iPod from a Yorktown High School student’s locker. During that mock trail, students showcased to friends and family what they have learned about the various aspects of the law over the last weeks. They […]

Yorktown, Lakeland Students Graduate From Youth Court

Daily Voice — Dozens of students from Lakeland and Yorktown Central school districts were honored Wednesday night as graduates of Yorktown Youth Court’s class of 2013. The youth court was founded in 2007 and is organized and run by teens, adjudicating misdemeanor cases involving other teens with the goal of reducing juvenile delinquency. Youth Court members serve in […]

Alliance for Safe Kids Attends National Substance Prevention Conference

Yorktown Patch– Yorktown’s Alliance for Safe Kids will join nearly 3,000 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists and advocates from throughout the country during the week of Feb. 6 to Feb. 9 in Washington, D.C. The meeting is part of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA) 22nd annual National Leadership Forum. CADCA’s National Leadership Forum is the […]

YORKTOWN CELEBRATES RED RIBBON WEEK

Yorktown Heights, NY: October 22nd – 26th is Red Ribbon Week, a National effort to educate children about the dangers of drug and alcohol use. Red Ribbon Week has grown into the most far-reaching and well-known drug prevention campaign in America. It began to honor a drug enforcement agent who was killed in 1985 while […]

ASTORINO SERVES UP AN “ACE” TO LOCAL STUDENTS

Astorino’s Challenge in Education (ACE) to reward students for excellence in the classroom With the new school year now underway, Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino today issued a challenge to all Westchester County students in grades 6-12 – win a free season pass to Playland by earning great success in the classroom. The first Astorino Challenge in Education (ACE) offers a free season […]

Girl Scout Gold Project Offers an Invaluable Service to Residents

Yorktown News– As prescription drug abuse sweeps the nation, proactive citizens of Yorktown are collaborating to keep our neighborhood a safe and healthy place. What started as a simple discussion about potential Girl Scout final projects, the prescription drug box at the Yorktown Police Department has become a simple solution for a rapidly-growing problem. The […]

Yorktown Student Raises Awareness for Prescription Drug Abuse

Yorktown-Somers Patch— A permanent prescription drug drop box sponsored by the Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) and the Yorktown Police Department has been installed at the police headquarters for residents to safely dispose of unused, unwanted and expired medicine – both for prescription and over-the-counter drugs. “Prescription drug abuse is increasing at alarming rates, especially for young […]

Yorktown Police Install Prescription Drug Drop Box

Yorktown Daily Voice— A permanent prescription-drug drop box, sponsored by the Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) and the Yorktown Police Department, has been installed at police headquarters at 2281 Crompond Road. The box, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, will allow residents to safely dispose of unused, unwanted and expired […]

Outdoor Movie, Concert Slated In Yorktown Thursday

Daily Voice– The Yorktown Parks and Recreation Department’s ninth annual Outdoor Movie and Concert is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Thursday at Jack DeVito Field behind the Yorktown Community and Cultural Center on Veterans Road. The free event will kick off with a children’s concert by Zev & Pretzelstein, followed by the movie “Puss in Boots” […]