Yorktown will ‘Save A Life’ again

LoHud.com– Last year the impetus for a community roundtable on the hazards facing young people was the sheer number of them who had died or were suffering the loss of those close to them. Some two dozen deaths over the course of a few years left those affected grasping for answers. While there’s a sense […]

Mandatory Prom Panel Discussion for High School Seniors (POLL)

Yorktown Patch– Should high school seniors be required to attend a presentation on the pitfalls of prom and graduation season? The answer is yes, according to Alliance for Safe Kids, the Yorktown High School PTSA members and Yorktown High School, who are sponsoring a panel discussion this Thursday. “What Every Parent and Student Should Know about Prom […]

Educational Forum to “Save a Life” in Yorktown

Yorktown Patch– More than 250 teens and adults attended the Save A Life” forum last year, which was designed to inform and empower youth and adults to be community allies and first responders to support teens and families in crisis. The event came after several tragedies struck Yorktown in 2010 and 2011 with young adults dying prematurely. Since 2005, […]

ASK Searches for Yorktown Families to Highlight Importance of Family Time

Yorktown Patch– Yorktown’s Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK), the non profit organization, has a weekly public access TV show, “ASK Around Yorktown,” which features local resources and organization that support the youth and families. As part of this show, organizers are launching a new segment called “At Home” “ASK will be featuring a Yorktown family […]

Yorktown’s ASK Brings Message Into Homes

Daily Yorktown– Yorktown-based nonprofit Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) has had its own television show for almost a year now, but is looking to start a new program called “Ask at Home.” “We thought it would be fun to showcase local families that make the time to get the family together,” said Lisa Tomeny, executive […]

Alliance for Safe Kids Attends National Substance Prevention Conference

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 nation’s largest […]

Yorktown Youth Preside Over Their Own Court of Law

Daily Yorktown– More than two-dozen Yorktown and Lakeland students don’t just follow the rules, they teach them in their own court of law. On Wednesday, these students graduated from the first phase of their training of the Alliance for Safe Kids’ Youth Court, a court that allows for certain youth offenders in Yorktown to be […]

Yorktown and Lakeland Students Ready to Prosecute Youth Crimes

Yorktown Patch– Middle and high school students sentenced a young man Wednesday night to 35 hours of community service for having broken into Yorktown High School, damaging property and stealing $150 from a teacher’s desk. That was not a real-life case. It was a mock trial they presented to friends and family during Yorktown Youth Court graduation […]

Alliance for Safe Kids Host Responsible Business Training

Daily Yorktown– The Alliance for Safe Kids held a training session for alcohol vendors last week as part of its continuous effort to keep residents and businesses informed. ASK, in collaboration with the Yorktown Police Department, Yorktown Justice Court and Hudson Valley Hospital, opened the training to all businesses that sell alcohol to provide awareness […]

Businesses Get “Responsible Vendor Training” for Selling Alcohol in Yorktown

Yorktown Patch— Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) hosted the Responsible Vendor Training, which open to all businesses that sell alcohol in Yorktown. The training, which took place last week, is conducted in collaboration with the Yorktown Police Department, Yorktown Justice Court, and Hudson Valley Hospital to provide awareness and education to servers and sellers of […]