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 2,500 community members.
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.
Save A Life will feature 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 is 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 will also feature unique Interactive Workshops for Adults and High School Students:
All Save A Life participants will be 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 will be given to all high school participants.
Save A Life will be FREE for all participants, thanks to underwriting sponsors:
2017 Save A Life Sponsors
Friend of ASK
A special thank you to Lakeland Central School District for hosting Save A Life.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]