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Tips for Freshmen and their Parents

Transitioning from 8th to 9th grade is probably the most important transition in you and your child’s education.  The stakes increase tremendously and many 9th graders really don’t “get it” and find themselves late in the game of 9th grade worrying about how to end the year with a better GPA. START STRONG! Go into […]

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This Labor Day, Remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

This Labor Day weekend, families and friends will be celebrating the end of the summer. Sadly, this festive time has also become a dangerous time for America’s roads, as many drunk drivers get behind the wheel after celebrating. For this reason, Yorktown Police Department (YPD) and the Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK), are partnering with […]

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The Right to be Tobacco Free

Throughout New York State, children are being exposed to the harmful effects of secondhand smoke in parks and recreational areas. While some communities have restricted the use of tobacco products in parks, beach and athletic fields; there is still progress to be made. In areas without smokefree laws, patrons are subjected to the carcinogenic chemicals found in secondhand […]

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Help Us Make a Difference!

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 […]

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Opinions for Good!

Alliance for Safe Kids is excited to announce a new partnership with Opinions 4 Good (Op4G). Opinions 4 Good is an online market research company that provides funding for non-profits across the country.   Register Now For each new member joining the online survey community, OP4G will donate to Alliance for Safe Kids. Take online […]

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33 Overdose on K2… but what is it??

July 12, 2016 – Thirty-three people were hospitalized after an apparent K2 overdose in Brooklyn, police said.  What is K2-Spice (or synthetic marijuana)? K2 or Spice is a mixture of herbs, spices or shredded plant material that is typically sprayed with a synthetic compound chemically similar to THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. What does it look […]

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Guest Blog: Family Tragedies and Suicide

Family Tragedies: How to Know if a Loved One is Contemplating Suicide to Cope Have you experienced a recent family tragedy? If so, it can seem impossible to handle. During this difficult time, however, it is important that family members come together for support. If a loved one seems like they are having an especially […]

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This Fourth of July, There’s No Excuse…

Every year Americans head out on our nation’s highways to celebrate the Fourth of July at picnics, parties, parades and more. Unfortunately, for many, the celebrating includes drinking alcohol, which too often leads to drunk driving on one of the most heavily traveled holidays of the year. There were 397 people killed in motor vehicle […]