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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Youth Court Registration Open!

Youth Court registration is now open for the 2017-2018 school year! Limited spots available. Register now! Youth Court, founded in 2007, is based on the national program developed by the Federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. This program offers teens comprehensive training overseen by professionals in the field, including judges, attorneys, members of […]

Be More Than a Bystander

Kids see bullying every day – in the cafeteria, on the playground, and at camp. They want to help, but don’t know how. With the following tips, you can help teach them how to be more than a bystander. Be Their Friend. Children can help someone who’s been bullied by being nice to them – […]

Family Dinners

Families come in all shapes and sizes. No matter how your family is shaped, it is important that you share regular meals with the people who are closest to you. Family dinners are great ways to connect to your loved ones without the distractions of everyday life. Turn off your cell phones and televisions and […]

Yorktown Police Dispose of 212lbs of Rx Drugs

Heroin and other opioids are devastating communities across America, including communities in Westchester County. According to the Partnership for Drug Free Kids, deaths from heroin have increased 328% between 2010 and 2015, and drug deaths from fentanyl and other synthetic opioids are now seeing a sharp rise as well. More Americans die from drug overdoses […]