#NDAFW: Prescription Drugs

#DidYouKnow that the United States represents 5% of the world’s population, yet are home to 75% of prescription drugs in the world? Add to that startling statistic that 60% of teens who abuse prescription drugs, get them from friends or relatives. The Alliance for Safe Kids has partnered with the Yorktown Police Department to have a permanent […]

January 23 – 29: National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week

Teenagers from the Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) have joined forces with other teens and scientists across the United States as part of “National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week” (NDAFW).  The week-long health observance, organized by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), both part […]

Guest Blog: Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

The month of January signifies a fresh start for the new year.  Many people make it a point to get healthier for the new year without being specific about goals they want to achieve.  Here are a few healthy New Year’s resolutions you can accomplish.   Drink more water.  Drinking more water will maintain the […]

Reflection: Youth to Youth Conference

By: Sayli S., Student at Yorktown High School Last summer, I enjoyed one of the most amazing, eye opening experiences I have ever had. I met all types of people, stepped out of my comfort zone on multiple occasions, and — of course — learned so many new things that I am so excited to […]

2016 Year in Review

As the new year approaches, we have a unique opportunity to pause and reflect on the many gifts that we have received in life, express our grateful appreciation and remember our obligation to the community: to promote awareness and prevention of substance use/abuse and other destructive behaviors damaging to our youth. It takes courage, determination and […]

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5 Tips for Beating the Holiday Blues

The holiday season is here and for some of us, it can trigger symptoms of depression and anxiety. There are many different factors that can contribute to the holiday blues, especially decreased sunlight during the winter months, overscheduling, exhaustion, and unrealistic holiday expectations. Here are a few tips for beating those holiday blues!

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Yorktown Police Department Is Looking For Drunk Drivers

This holiday season, the Yorktown Police Department will be out looking for drunk drivers as part of a special year-end Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement mobilization. “Beginning December 16 and continuing into the New Year, you will see stepped up enforcement watching closely for anyone who is driving impaired,” said Chief Robert Noble. […]

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Randy Zapakin Community Service Award

Alliance for Safe Kids Honored to Receive The Randy Zapakin Yorktown Community Service Award On December 3rd at the Holiday Electric Lights Parade in Yorktown, the Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) was the recipient of the fifth annual Randy Zapakin Yorktown Community Service Award. This community service award honors outstanding individuals and community groups who […]

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Alliance for Safe Kids Spreads Holiday Cheer

Teen volunteers with the Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) have created and decorated ornaments to spread holiday cheer to residents at Field Home, an inpatient rehabilitation and skilled nursing center in Cortlandt Manor, NY. ASK volunteers spent Tuesday, November 29th and Tuesday, December 6th, creating snowflake and snowman ornaments during In House Community Service (IHCS) at […]