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Cinco de Mayo: Fiesta Time or Jail Time?

In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has become synonymous with festive fiestas and salty margaritas. Historically, the fifth of May commemorates Mexico’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War, but present-day celebrations often lead to drunk driving—and there’s no victory in that. If you are planning to party […]

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Give Local: Ends May 5 at 12pm

Dear Friends and Supporters, The platform has been fixed and ASK will be collecting donations for Give Local until May 5th at noon. Please support our community!   Donate Now   Give Local Westchester & Putnam is a 24-hour online giving event designed to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits in a single […]

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Healthy Teen Brain Day!

The Alliance for Safe Kids participated in an anti-drug rally was held in White Plains on Wednesday April 20th, as students came together to combat the use of marijuana among young people. Two Yorktown High School Students were featured in this great piece!

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Kevin Hines: Cracked. Not Broken.

With your donation of $35 or more, the Alliance for Safe Kids will mail you an autographed copy of Kevin Hines’ Memoir, “Cracked. Not Broken”. Get your copy today! The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most recognizable structures to define a modern city. Yet, for author Kevin Hines the bridge is not merely […]

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Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101®

It is a fact that our children will be offered alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, often many times, starting in middle school and continuing through high school.  What can you do about this?  Learn about substance abuse and gain the knowledge and skills needed to keep your children safe. The Alliance for Safe Kids is […]

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National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week is a time to give thanks to 62 million Americans who donate almost 8 billion hours of their time each year to causes that are close to their hearts. And when it comes to their hearts, scientific evidence proves that volunteering is good for physical and mental health. Researchers have the statistics and […]

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Fun Things to do Instead of Drugs & Alcohol

There are so many fun things to do that DON’T involve getting high or wasted. Exercise. Not only is working out physically healthy, it is mentally healthy too! Exercise releases endorphins, relieve stress and take your mind off of things. Eating a good meal with friends or family. Food is a great way to have conversations, share culture, […]

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Yorktown Community Unites for Mental Health

Gabrielle Bilik from Yorktown News wrote a beautiful article about Save A Life, which was held on Sunday, April 3, 2016: A few months after the death of her brother, Michelle Gilbert and her father participated in one of Yorktown’s Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) Save-A-Life Day events as counselors in a suicide prevention workshop. […]

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Alcohol Awareness Month

The need to provide meaningful education on the dangers of underage drinking and drug use here in Yorktown has never been greater. And it is important to know that parents can play a significant role. As kids get older and alcohol and drugs enter the picture, parents are faced with a unique set of challenges. […]

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Teens & Harmful Behavior at Save A Life

Teens may engage in harmful behaviors as a way of coping, expressing and dealing with deep distress and emotional pain. To some teens, causing harm to themselves is the only way they know how to cope with feelings like sadness, self-loathing, emptiness, guilt, control and rage. The problem is that the relief that comes from […]