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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 […]

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July Volunteer Opportunities

Spend some time volunteering with ASK in July! July 10: Lions Summer Concert 4:30-8:30pm at Jack DeVito Memorial Field: Adults and students are needed to help at the ASK Booth with Prize Wheel, Tattoos, Games and more! July 21: Movie Night 5:30-9:30pm at Jack DeVito Memorial Field: Adults and students are needed to help at the ASK Booth with […]

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Prom and Graduation: Enjoy Fun, Safe Parties

Parents play a major role in their children’s choices about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. In a National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University survey to parents and teens, one-third of teen partygoers have been to parties (prom and graduation included) where teens were drinking alcohol, smoking marijuana, or using cocaine, ecstasy […]

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111 5th Graders Celebrate DARE Graduation!

On Saturday, June 11th, the Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) hosted a DARE Celebration Party for DARE graduates in Yorktown and Lakeland School Districts. 111 5th grade students came together to celebrate and put their DARE skills to work in a fun, safe and substance-free environment at Solaris Sports Club. Activities included sports contests, dancing […]

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Yorktown Police Dispose of 254lbs of Drugs!

On June 7, 2016, the Yorktown Police Department (YPD) disposed of 254 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter drugs collected through the Prescription Drug Disposal Unit. Since ASK partnered with the YPD on this initiative, we have collected and disposed of 2,468 lbs of drugs – that is averaging out to be 77lbs of drugs per month! The partnership began in […]

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Volunteer Opportunities in June

The Alliance for Safe Kids has many fun events planned for June – spend some time with us and our wonderful community! June 10: Relay for Life  5-10pm at Jack DeVito Memorial Field – Adult and High School volunteers are needed to help out ASK and the Yorktown Police Department at the food tent. June 11: […]

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It’s Just A House Party… What Could Go Wrong?

The Alliance for Safe Kids premiered “It’s Just a House Party… What Could Go Wrong?”, at Save A Life 2016. Immediately following the screening, there was a panel discussion regarding the topics that were presented. Sitting on the panel was Dr. Karen Soren, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health at Columbia University Medical Center, […]

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Who are the Warriors?

Sticks and stones may break your bones but words can scar you for life. A newly formed club high school club at Walter Panas High School called The Warr;ors, is fighting the stigma against mental illness. The idea to start the club came from an amazing student of mine last year. She had experienced mental […]

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Volunteer From Your Cell Phone!

Did you know that you can volunteer with the Alliance for Safe Kids right from you cell phone? Help connect our community by becoming a virtual volunteer and providing digital marketing support to ASK! ASK is very active on social media but we need your help to spread the word of upcoming programs, events, breaking news […]