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 […]

2017 Senior Awards

Each year, the Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) presents awards to deserving college-bound seniors. The awards are given to seniors that have been involved with ASK during their high school career and are positive role models to their peers and community. We are truly thankful for all of their support and dedication and wish them […]

1 “Like” = $1.00 for ASK

Between May 22 and May 29, Hudson River Financial Federal Credit Union will donate $1.00* to Alliance for Safe Kids for every “Like” they receive on their Facebook page! Hudson River Financial FCU has been proudly serving Westchester County for over 75 years and providing their members with best in class service and products. Hudson River […]


As you may know, the Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) is partially funded by the Drug Free Communities Program (DFC) until September 2018. Given reports that the President’s 2018 budget could propose that funding for the DFC program be eliminated, as of September 2017 – we need your help to protect the program, its funding […]

National Prevention Week

National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing the prevention of substance use and promotion of mental health. The observance brings individuals, organizations, coalitions, states, and communities together to raise awareness about the importance of preventing substance use and mental disorders. National Prevention Week takes place May 15–19, 2017. Near the kickoff […]

Distracted Driving Detail in Mohegan

Yorktown Police Dish Out 39 Tickets During Distracted Driving Detail in Mohegan Lake Every 15 minutes in America, someone dies in a traffic accident, according to the AAA Foundation. In 2015, 3,477 people were killed as the result of a distracted driver. Fatalities include drivers, passengers, pedestrians, cyclists, and every other kind of road user. […]