Save A Life

Informing and Empowering Students

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 2,500 community members.

Because of Save A Life, I was able to have a deeper conversation with my teenager with real examples and felt more comfortable opening a dialogue with her. Incredible experience.”

 “The Keynote Speakers were amazing. Everyone was touched by their powerful messages.”

“It was wonderful to see so many people participate in this important community event.”

Since 2005, there have been over 45 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.

2017 Save A Life Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor 

Empire BlueCross BlueShield

Keynote Sponsor

Jefferson Valley Mall

A special thank you to Lakeland Central School District for hosting Save A Life.

Save A Life

Recent Posts

Kevin Hines: Cracked. Not Broken.

With your donation of $35 or more, the Alliance for Safe Kids will mail you an autographed copy of Kevin Hines’ Memoir, “Cracked. Not Broken”. Get your copy today! The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most recognizable structures to define a modern city. Yet, for author Kevin Hines the bridge is not merely […]

Yorktown Community Unites for Mental Health

Gabrielle Bilik from Yorktown News wrote a beautiful article about Save A Life, which was held on Sunday, April 3, 2016: A few months after the death of her brother, Michelle Gilbert and her father participated in one of Yorktown’s Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) Save-A-Life Day events as counselors in a suicide prevention workshop. […]

Alcohol Awareness Month

The need to provide meaningful education on the dangers of underage drinking and drug use here in Yorktown has never been greater. And it is important to know that parents can play a significant role. As kids get older and alcohol and drugs enter the picture, parents are faced with a unique set of challenges. […]

Alliance for Safe Kids - Resources

Teens & Harmful Behavior at Save A Life

Teens may engage in harmful behaviors as a way of coping, expressing and dealing with deep distress and emotional pain. To some teens, causing harm to themselves is the only way they know how to cope with feelings like sadness, self-loathing, emptiness, guilt, control and rage. The problem is that the relief that comes from […]

Courage to Speak at Save A Life

In a riveting and thought-provoking Presentation, nationally renowned speaker, Ginger Katz, shares the story of her son Ian’s losing battle with drugs.  Through her Presentation, students and parents begin to recognize the telltale signs of alcohol and other drug use and the veils behind which those signs hide: anger, denial, fear, pain and deception. The […]