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 […]

This Labor Day, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

The end of summer is traditionally marked by the Labor Day holiday, a time for our country to reflect on the hard work of our fellow Americans. The long weekend is typically celebrated through picnics, pool parties, and barbecues, as families and friends enjoy the last few days of summer before fall and winter approach. […]

Youth Court Registration Open!

Youth Court registration is now open for the 2017-2018 school year! Limited spots available. Register now! Youth Court, founded in 2007, is based on the national program developed by the Federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. This program offers teens comprehensive training overseen by professionals in the field, including judges, attorneys, members of […]

Be More Than a Bystander

Kids see bullying every day – in the cafeteria, on the playground, and at camp. They want to help, but don’t know how. With the following tips, you can help teach them how to be more than a bystander. Be Their Friend. Children can help someone who’s been bullied by being nice to them – […]

Family Dinners

Families come in all shapes and sizes. No matter how your family is shaped, it is important that you share regular meals with the people who are closest to you. Family dinners are great ways to connect to your loved ones without the distractions of everyday life. Turn off your cell phones and televisions and […]

Yorktown Police Dispose of 212lbs of Rx Drugs

Heroin and other opioids are devastating communities across America, including communities in Westchester County. According to the Partnership for Drug Free Kids, deaths from heroin have increased 328% between 2010 and 2015, and drug deaths from fentanyl and other synthetic opioids are now seeing a sharp rise as well. More Americans die from drug overdoses […]

When a Loved One Comes Out

Coming out is defined as the process of personally accepting your sexuality and telling others. This experience is different for everyone – some people experience anxiety and pain while others find acceptance easier and liberating. One of the many fears individuals face when coming out is that their loved ones will reject them and/or stop […]

Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving

We often hear statistics that we only briefly register and then just as quickly forget, assuming—hoping—that those statistics will never touch us. How could we possibly know those faceless numbers? In 2015, 10,265 people were killed in drunk-driving-related car crashes, accounting for nearly one-third of all traffic fatalities. That is 10,265 mothers, fathers, children, siblings, […]

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 […]

78 5th Graders Celebrate DARE!

On Saturday, June 10th, the Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) hosted a DARE Celebration Party for DARE graduates in Yorktown and Lakeland School Districts. 78 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 basketball contests, dancing […]