3 Main Causes of Teen Addiction

By Holly V. Kapherr If young adults use alcohol before age 15, their risk for alcohol dependence or abuse is six times greater than if they started at 21, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When you find out your teen or a teen you love has fallen prey to addiction to […]

Save A Life: It’s Not Just About the Food

Newport Academy is a proud sponsor of Save A Life workshop, “Its Not Just About the Food,” which will provide high school students the chance to learn and understand signs and symptoms of eating disorders. Lisa Bargellini, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, will be exploring with teens the reasons why people develop self-destructive ways of coping through the […]

ASK Welcomes 36 Youth Court Members

Thirty-six students were honored Wednesday night as graduates of the Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) Youth Court Class of 2017. “Students from Yorktown and Lakeland brought their enthusiasm and attention to a rigorous training program,” said Nancy Levin, Director of Youth Court. “I am so very proud of the work they did: learning public speaking; […]

Big Bowl Vote Results

Survey Finds Beer Ads Appeal to Youth About 8,000 youth in 20 states voted Buick’s Super Bowl ad featuring Cam Newton as their favorite commercial of the game in Big Bowl Vote 2017. Responses to the survey, which is organized by Drug Free Action Alliance (DFAA) and included 55 volunteers from the Alliance for Safe […]

Dating Safety at Save A Life

The 7th Annual Save A Life program is designed to inform and empower high school students and adults to be community allies and first responders to support teens and families in crisis. In order to achieve this, ASK will present many different workshops, directed by professionals from several organizations, that specialize in prominent safety issues faced by teens each […]

Teen Dating Violence Awareness

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. The Alliance for Safe Kids wants you to know that there’s a lot you can do as a parent to prevent teen dating violence and abuse. More than 1 in 10 teens who have been on a date have also been physically abused by a boyfriend or girlfriend in […]

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Call the Right Play for Super Bowl LI

Call the Right Play for Super Bowl LI: Pass the Keys to a Sober Driver Before the Big Game Begins Football fans across the country will celebrate America’s most watched national sporting event, Super Bowl LI, on Sunday, February 5. For many, the celebration will include drinking alcohol. That’s why the Alliance for Safe Kids and the […]

April 2, 2017: Save A Life

The Alliance for Safe Kids, Inc. (ASK) is hosting the Seventh Annual Save a Life Forum on Sunday, April, 2 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Lakeland High School located at 1349 E. Main St. Shrub Oak, NY 10588. Save A Life is a program designed to inform and empower high school students and […]

Drinking & Driving? Think Twice.

In 2013, 10,076 people died in drunk driving crashes – one ever 52 minutes – and 290,000 were injured in drunk driving crashes.In 2013, there were 3,966 young drivers 15 to 20 years old who were involved in fatal crashes — 29 percent of the young drivers who were killed in crashes had BACs of .01 […]