Make it to the Table

Thanksgiving has become one of the deadliest times of the year on America’s roads because “Thanksgiving Eve,” the Wednesday before the holiday, has become one of the year’s biggest drinking days. Whether it’s young people home from college or adults who know they have the next day off from work, Thanksgiving Eve has contributed to a rise […]

Keep Your Teen Safe This Holiday Season

How to talk to your teen. Let’s face it—teenagers are curious creatures. As your teenager gets older, he or she may become more curious about alcohol and other drugs. They may turn to you for answers and advice. Even if your teen doesn’t come to you, you should be the one to start the conversation. Since […]

On Halloween, and Every Day, Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving

Halloween is a time for making memories, not causing nightmares. This Halloween, the Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK), Yorktown Police Department and State Farm ® are reminding Halloween partiers that Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. Stay safe—and help keep others safe—by refraining from drunk driving. In 2015, there were 55 people killed in drunk-driving-related crashes. […]

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 […]