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 […]

‘Yorktown Community Partners’: Four Local Organizations to Promote Events and Raise Awareness in Town

Yorktown Patch– Four organizations partner to form “Yorktown Community Partners” in an attempt to help each other promote events and support each others’ programs in an attempt to raise awareness within the community. The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce has entered a new partnership with Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK), Support Connection and the D.A.R.E. program, Chamber of […]

‘Family Fun Festival’ in Cortlandt Educates Parents

Daily Yorktown– The Alliance for Safe Kids hosted a “Family Fun Festival” in Cortlandt, at the Colonial Terrace Mansion on Sunday. Incorporated in 2006, the agency has made it a goal to educate the Yorktown and Cortlandt area on hard-hitting adolescent issues like drugs, gangs and gambling. “We didn’t really have a goal in mind,” […]

Family Fun for a Great Cause in Yorktown Sunday

Daily Cortlandt– Leon Drogy, vice president of the Mansion at Colonial Terrace, is certainly not new at hosting fundraising events at his restaurant. However, this weekend he’s trying to reach an audience a bit different from his usual clientele. “We always do so many fundraisers for the kids where the parents are the ones at […]

Alliance for Safe Kids recognizes ’11 Youth Court grads

LoHud Blogs— The Alliance for Safe Kids honored the class of 2011 Youth Court graduates on Monday, Feb. 7. at Yorktown Justice Town Court.  Lakeland High School Junior Mary Alice Hall accepts her Youth Court certificate. From left, Police Det. Brian Shanahan, Town Justice Salvatore Lagonia, Hall, ASK President Tricy Cushner, ASK Special Projects Director […]

ASK programs offer resources for parents, teens

North County News– The Alliance For Safe Kids, a local nonprofit organization geared toward protecting and educating the community’s youth, plans to keep busy in February by screening two informational documentaries, distributing a student survey and co-sponsoring workshops for teens and adults, all free to the public. At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9, the […]