Yorktown Welcomes New Arrival in the Police Department!

The Alliance for Safe Kids, Inc. invites you to stop by anytime, day or night to visit the newest addition in the lobby of the Yorktown Police Department.  Our community is extremely fortunate to now have a dedicated Prescription Drug Drop-Off Box available to residents twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.  ASK […]

Safe Kids Raise Awareness for Drinking Age

Daily Yorktown– It’s not often a group of teenagers get together to discourage underage drinking, but that’s exactly what the Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) did. As part of its first Yorktown Sticker Shock Campaign, teams of ASK youth, accompanied by an adult chaperone, placed stickers on multi-packs of alcoholic beverages at participating stores that […]

Alliance for Safe Kids Raise Awareness about Underage Drinking

Yorktown Patch– The campaign consisted of teams of young people, accompanied by an adult chaperone, placing stickers on multi-packs of alcoholic beverages (beer, wine coolers, etc.) at participating stores. The stickers read, “Hey You!! It is ILLEGAL to provide alcohol for people under 21! This year’s participating stores were: DeCicco’s,Yorktown Beer and Soda, Mobil Mart. The purpose […]

Community Comes Out for Second Save a Life Program

www.TheExaminerNews.com– The Save a Life program is designed to teach and give strength to teens and adults so they may assist others in crisis. By informing people of the warning signs that indicate trouble, community members learn when to step in to help. In the past seven years, there have been over 25 deaths in the […]

Yorktown’s Save a Life Aims to Make Everyone a ‘First Responder’

The Daily Yorktown– The Rev. Claire Woodley-Aitchison, Rector at the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, said she was quite frankly tired of funerals in Yorktown, specifically those of young Yorktown residents. As a member of the Yorktown Interfaith Ministerial Association, she worked to create last year’s Save a Life program, aimed at doing just that. “We […]

Prior to Prom, a Panel for Yorktown Students and Parents

Daily Yorktown– Before prom dresses are bought and tuxedos are fitted, Yorktown officials and community members are making sure students stay safe and parents stay informed for many high school seniors’ most anticipated evening. Now mandatory for the second year, both the Yorktown senior looking to purchase a ticket as well as one parent are […]

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 […]