Informing and Empowering Students
Save A Life: March 18, 2018
Save A Life is a program designed to inform and empower high school students and adults to become community allies and first responders to support teens and families in crisis. In 2010, the Yorktown Interfaith Ministerial Association designed this program in order to combat preventable deaths in our community. ASK was thrilled to join these efforts and continue this program 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 2017 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. A variety of topics were discussed including marijuana, youth mental health, vaping, heroin, and dating safety.
Stay tuned for details for Save A Life 2018!
Daily Voice— YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Yorktown community will once again come together to become first responders to support teens and families in crisis who are dealing with abuse, depression and violence. The Alliance for Safe Kids will host the third annual Save A Life forum from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Yorktown […]
www.TheExaminerNews.com– The Save a Life program is designed to teach and give strength to teens and adults so they may assist others in crisis. By informing people of the warning signs that indicate trouble, community members learn when to step in to help. In the past seven years, there have been over 25 deaths in the […]
The Daily Yorktown– The Rev. Claire Woodley-Aitchison, Rector at the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, said she was quite frankly tired of funerals in Yorktown, specifically those of young Yorktown residents. As a member of the Yorktown Interfaith Ministerial Association, she worked to create last year’s Save a Life program, aimed at doing just that. “We […]
LoHud.com– Last year the impetus for a community roundtable on the hazards facing young people was the sheer number of them who had died or were suffering the loss of those close to them. Some two dozen deaths over the course of a few years left those affected grasping for answers. While there’s a sense […]
Yorktown Patch– More than 250 teens and adults attended the Save A Life” forum last year, which was designed to inform and empower youth and adults to be community allies and ﬁrst responders to support teens and families in crisis. The event came after several tragedies struck Yorktown in 2010 and 2011 with young adults dying prematurely. Since 2005, […]