Informing and Empowering Students
April 2, 2017: Save A Life
Save A Life is a program designed by the Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) to inform and empower high school students and adults to become community allies and first responders to support teens and families in crisis. Save A Life is one of ASK’s leading programs which has directly touched the lives of over 3,000 community members.
Since 2005, there have been over 50 deaths in the Yorktown - Cortlandt Manor communities alone, deaths that have been attributed to drugs and alcohol abuse, depression, as well as physical abuse, bullying and violence. It's time to break the cycle of death, sorrow and regret.
Save A Life featured Keynote Speaker Jacy Good, a nationally-recognized public speaker and advocate for cellphone-free roads. Since Jacy’s miraculous recovery from a 2008 crash caused by a distracted driver, that claimed the lives of both her parents and left her partially paralyzed, she has worked tirelessly to educate the country about the dangers of cell phone use behind the wheel. Jacy and her husband, Steve Johnson, will help ASK to enforce our “STOP TXTING U R DRIVING” initiative.
ASK was thrilled to honor News 12 Anchor, Tara Rosenblum, for her award-winning ‘Hooked on Heroin’ coverage. With the use of heroin rising over the past few years in the Hudson Valley, Tara took an in-depth look at the heroin epidemic and the lives of those who have been impacted. Over her career, Tara has earned more than 100 major industry awards, including 16 Emmy awards and 66 Emmy nominations, five of them for New York's top 'General Assignment' reporter.
Save A Life also featured unique Interactive Workshops for Adults and High School Students:
All Save A Life participants were rewarded with the annual Taste of Yorktown experience: a room filled with signature dishes from local restaurants to thank the participants for volunteering their Sunday afternoon to both teach and learn skills to better their community. Program Certificates (for resumes/portfolios) and five community service hours were given to all high school participants.
Save A Life was FREE for all participants, thanks to underwriting sponsors:
2017 Save A Life Sponsors
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A special thank you to Lakeland Central School District for hosting 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 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 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 […]
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 […]