Yorktown Prepares for 24 Annual Community Day and 8th Annual Cook-off

Yorktown Patch— The 24th annual Yorktown Community Day, which showcases local businesses and organizations, is set for Saturday, June 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Jack DeVito Memorial Field. The day will include music, entertainment, games and activities. It will also highlight the culinary creations of local restaurants and amateur chefs that will compete in the 8th annual […]

Yorktown Alliance for Safe Kids Work on Preventing Underage Drinking

Yorktown-Somers Patch– Yorktown’s Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) members completed the second Yorktown Sticker Shock Campaign which is designed to reinforce public awareness about the minimum drinking age law. “Preventing underage drinking is everyone’s responsibility within our community,” ASK Executive Director Lisa Tomeny said. “Limiting youth access to alcohol is one of the many ways […]

ASK COMPLETES STICKER SHOCK CAMPAIGN

Yorktown Heights, NY – The Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) completes the second Yorktown Sticker Shock Campaign. The purpose of Sticker Shock is to reinforce public awareness about the minimum drinking age law by placing stickers on multi-packs of beer, wine coolers and any other alcohol products that appeal to underage drinkers.  The stores are […]

Third Annual Yorktown Save A Life Forum Set For Sunday

Daily Voice— YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Yorktown community will once again come together to become first responders to support teens and families in crisis who are dealing with abuse, depression and violence. The Alliance for Safe Kids will host the third annual Save A Life forum from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Yorktown […]

Yorktown, Lakeland Students Graduate from Youth Court

The Northern Westchester Examiner– Forty-four students from the Yorktown and Lakeland school districts graduated from Yorktown Youth Court last week. The 2013 commencement ceremony was hosted by Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK), a non-profit organization that represents all sectors of the community working together to provide a safety net for youth and families. Founded in […]

Yorktown, Lakeland Students Graduate Youth Court, Ready to Prosecute Crimes

Yorktown Patch– In a mock arraignment Yorktown and Lakeland students sentenced a young man Wednesday night to 25 hours of community service for having stolen an iPhone and iPod from a Yorktown High School student’s locker. During that mock trail, students showcased to friends and family what they have learned about the various aspects of the law over the last weeks. They […]

Yorktown, Lakeland Students Graduate From Youth Court

Daily Voice — Dozens of students from Lakeland and Yorktown Central school districts were honored Wednesday night as graduates of Yorktown Youth Court’s class of 2013. The youth court was founded in 2007 and is organized and run by teens, adjudicating misdemeanor cases involving other teens with the goal of reducing juvenile delinquency. Youth Court members serve in […]

Alliance for Safe Kids Attends National Substance Prevention Conference

Yorktown Patch– Yorktown’s Alliance for Safe Kids will join nearly 3,000 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists and advocates from throughout the country during the week of Feb. 6 to Feb. 9 in Washington, D.C. The meeting is part of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA) 22nd annual National Leadership Forum. CADCA’s National Leadership Forum is the […]

YORKTOWN CELEBRATES RED RIBBON WEEK

Yorktown Heights, NY: October 22nd – 26th is Red Ribbon Week, a National effort to educate children about the dangers of drug and alcohol use. Red Ribbon Week has grown into the most far-reaching and well-known drug prevention campaign in America. It began to honor a drug enforcement agent who was killed in 1985 while […]

ASTORINO SERVES UP AN “ACE” TO LOCAL STUDENTS

Astorino’s Challenge in Education (ACE) to reward students for excellence in the classroom With the new school year now underway, Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino today issued a challenge to all Westchester County students in grades 6-12 – win a free season pass to Playland by earning great success in the classroom. The first Astorino Challenge in Education (ACE) offers a free season […]