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 went down on Sunday February 8th and attendees had some wonderful things to say! Just returned from today’s Save A Life program and I must say it was amazing. From the volunteer effort to the heart felt presentations both speakers and videos. Valuable information and resources provided. Thank you !! — Donna […]
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Daily Voice — The Alliance for Safe Kids, Inc. (ASK) is hosting its annual Save A Life Forum on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Yorktown Stage and the Yorktown Community Cultural Center. The forum is designed to inform and empower high school students and adults to be community allies and first responders to […]
Yorktown Patch — The Alliance for Safe Kids, Inc. is hosting the fifth annual Save A Life Forum on Sunday, February, 8 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Yorktown Stage and the Yorktown Community Cultural Center located at 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown, NY 10598. Save A Life is a program designed to inform […]
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