Online Auction Benefiting Save A Life

Save A Life‘s Online Auction is a new way for our friends and community members to support the Alliance for Safe Kids! With federal funds expiring, ASK is looking for your support to ensure Save A Life continues into 2018. Bidding closes April 7th at 8pm. Check it out! Please see some of our featured […]

Save A Life: True Bud, No Friend of Mine

Save A Life Workshop: True Bud: No Friend of Mine What do you know about Toxic Marijuana Syndrome? Working on the frontiers of marijuana research and the effects on the developing teenage brain, workshop leader Scott Gillet will run an informal discussion among youth about what they know about pot and other drugs. Over the years, […]

Save A Life: Transitioning to College

Save A Life Workshop: Transitioning to College Teens ‘N Transition (TNT), in feature film format, is for high school students who are about to experience one of the most significant transitions in their life: college. TNT gives students the tools they need to be proactive in safeguarding themselves. Participants learn how to identify high-risk situations […]

Save A Life: EMT/ER Visits from Overdoses

Ever wonder what happens when someone overdoses on drugs or alcohol? At Save A Life, Casey Forde, MSN RN, and Justin Costable, Manager of Emergency Services at NY Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital, will educate teens about the signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol abuse and overdose so that they have the tools they need to […]

Save A Life: Understanding the Heroin Epidemic

Save A Life Workshop: Understanding the Heroin Epidemic The personal tragedies that families have suffered due to the increase in opiate overdoses continues to rise. In 2016 there were 47,000 deaths due to drug overdoses. Attendees will hear a family’s personal story, and a young person’s journey through addiction and into recovery. The cause of […]

Save A Life: Stress & Anxiety Workshop

Adolescence is a time of great change, growth and development, and new discoveries. Unfortunately, all too often, this time period is also fraught with struggle.  Teens are facing greater demands than ever before. Between increased academic demands, social media and technology, and a fast-paced high-pressure world, teens are often left feeling overwhelmed, powerless, hopeless, and […]

Save A Life Registration is Open!

ALLIANCE FOR SAFE KIDS’ TO HOST 7th ANNUAL SAVE A LIFE FEATURING LIFE SAVING WORKSHOPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND ADULTS  The Alliance for Safe Kids, Inc. (ASK) is hosting the Seventh Annual Save a Life Forum on Sunday, April, 2 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Lakeland High School located at 1349 E. […]

3 Main Causes of Teen Addiction

By Holly V. Kapherr If young adults use alcohol before age 15, their risk for alcohol dependence or abuse is six times greater than if they started at 21, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When you find out your teen or a teen you love has fallen prey to addiction to […]

Save A Life: It’s Not Just About the Food

Newport Academy is a proud sponsor of Save A Life workshop, “Its Not Just About the Food,” which will provide high school students the chance to learn and understand signs and symptoms of eating disorders. Lisa Bargellini, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, will be exploring with teens the reasons why people develop self-destructive ways of coping through the […]

ASK Welcomes 36 Youth Court Members

Thirty-six students were honored Wednesday night as graduates of the Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) Youth Court Class of 2017. “Students from Yorktown and Lakeland brought their enthusiasm and attention to a rigorous training program,” said Nancy Levin, Director of Youth Court. “I am so very proud of the work they did: learning public speaking; […]