Speakers and Workshops

ASK sponsors and works with key stakeholders to promote speakers and workshops to educate the community on issues ranging from youth mental health to alcohol and drugs prevention to parent liabilities.

Recent speakers include:

Ty Sells - Youth to Youth International | Spring 2017, Copper Beech Middle School A fun, youth-oriented presentation that challenges young people to make positive choices in regard to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.  

Save A Life | April 2, 2017 featuring Keynote Speaker Jacy Good, a nationally-recognized public speaker and advocate for cellphone-free roads.

Ginger Katz - Courage to Speak Foundation | Fall 2016, Mildred E. Strang Middle School Prevention Education Program for Middle School builds skills to help students make good decisions and resist the pressure to use drugs.

Courage to Speak - Courageous Parenting 101 | May 5, 2016 Learn about substance abuse and gain the knowledge and skills needed to keep your children safe.

Save A Life | April 3, 2016 featuring Keynote Speakers Kevin Hines and Courage to Speak Foundation's Ginger Katz

Prom Panel | February 25, 2016 Mandatory for Yorktown High School students who will be attending prom. 

Shaun Derik | October 26, 2015 Shaun Derik presented to LHS during Red Ribbon Week

Courage to Speak | October 26, 2015 Ginger Katz presented to the 8th graders at MESMS for Red Ribbon Week

Continuing the Conversation: Parties, Proms, Parenting & Personal Responsibility | March 24, 2015

Save A Life | February 8, 2015

"Whispering Spirits" | February 8, 2015 Followed by discussion with Jeffrey Veatch

Making a Healthy & Happy Transition to High School | October 1, 2014  What Every Parent Should Know About Alcohol and Other Drugs

Save A Life | April 5, 2014

"Choices" | April 5, 2014

Kevin Sabet: "Reefer Sanity" | April 3, 2014

Prom Panel | March 13, 2014 Featuring Steven Kipnis, MD, FACP, FASAM - Former Medical Director of New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

Chris Herren: "Basketball Junkie" | February 26, 2014 Chris Herren’s unique ability to speak from experience and reach out to all, especially our youth, on the subject of substance abuse, has made him one of the most sought-after speakers on this topic in America today.

Yorktown High School PTSA | January 24, 2012 What every parent and family needs to know about Facebook and other social media featuring FBI Special Agent Maryann W. Goldman

What Every Parent and Student Should Know About Prom and Graduation Season | March 8, 2012 Mandatory for Yorktown High School students who will be attending prom. Members of the panel include the emergency department director for Northern Westchester Hospital, the assistant district attorney for Westchester County, a detective within the Yorktown Police Department and other guests including Yorktown High School students who will act out scenarios to be analyzed by the panel.

Save A Life | April 14, 2013 Featuring Michael Nerney, Substance Abuse Expert, and Javier Sanchez, Youth to Youth International.

Save a Life | March 13, 2012 Featuring Keynote Speaker, Karyn Grimes, designed to teach and give strength to teens and adults so they may assist others in crisis.

Life Online: Risks & Rewards for our Children & Youth | January 31, 2012 Featuring Pace University doctoral candidates

Crompond Intermediate School | January 20, 2012 Inaugural Ball Workshop for Parents featuring Detective Brian Shanahan, Yorktown Police Department

Westchester-Putnam Suicide Prevention Coalition | January 10, 2012 Community Forum featuring Dr. Barbara Bernstein, Co-Chair Westchester Putnam Suicide Prevention Coalition

Anti Drug, Alcohol and Bullying Seminar | November 21, 2011 Featuring Dennis O'Sullivan, American Athletic Institute