The Alliance for Safe Kids' mentoring program provides guidance for youth who are completing projects for various endeavors - including Girl Scout and Boy Scout awards.
"Know B4 You Go" | Maddie F.
Maddie will be educating her peers on self-defense methods and how to protect yourself.
Nursery Room Design | Emily S.
Emily will be designing the nursery room of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Mohegan Lake.
Adopt a Grandparent | Dana C.
"The purpose of my project is to make a difference in the geriatric community. I want to have students write letters or draw pictures to be sent to the seniors of the Country House. This is a great opportunity for the students because it is a great writing exercise on letter writing and a fun way to give back to our geriatric Community."
Bully Prevention Without Violence | Adrianna M. and Ashley P.
Please consider watching with your children and discuss with them the importance of making good decisions. Share it with your friends and family. The more others view the more likely we can stop bullying.
Memories Matter | Christina R.
"Getting to know all of the Adult Day Care attendees was the best part of the project, because everyone liked the interactive activities I made and everyone was so nice"."
Peaceful Playgrounds | Dianna P.
"The main reason I wanted to do this was I knew kids were often told what they can't do on a playground—if the grass was wet for example, but not what they could do. I did not want students to ever feel left out or bullied and so I thought this would be a great way to provide a solution with lots of games with rules."
Pet Adoption and Foster Care | Ariana V.
My gold award project addressed issues of what happens to animals when they are not properly taken care of by their owners and society in general. I wanted to raise awareness of organizations that take in stray and abandoned cats. The steps that I took was to raise awareness of the organization by attending local community events, handing out newsletters and highlighting cats that up for adoption. During the project, I created a medical database and reporting system so that people can easily access which cats/kittens need their shots and other medication. In addition, I constructed a safe area in a cat shelter for healthy cats to roam around without having to come in contact with extremely sick and contagious cats. I also be constructed a roof for large "kennel" crates to protect the cats.
Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness | Samantha G.
"I was happy to work closely with ASK and advocate the dangers of prescription drug abuse. I attended community events to spread the word about Yorktown's very own Prescription Drug Disposal Unit. If people in our community actively learn and use this box, we can prevent these dangerous prescription medications from negatively affecting anymore young lives. I also directed a video to provide awareness and education of prescription drug abuse. It is my hope to make sure that our community is well informed on prescription drug abuse and useful ways to prevent this danger!"
Recycling in School / Application for Yorktown Earth Day | Sara M.
Safe Driving | Victoria C.
The objective of Victoria's project is to spread awareness about safe driving habits and procedures. She collaborated with ASK during several community events, including Save-A-Life 2014, to educate and raise awareness for Safe Driving techniques for teens.
Stop Speeding, Think First! Drive Like Your Kids Live Here | Kiera K.
The purpose of this project is to raise awareness to Drive Safely. It involved sharing the signs that state "Drive Like Your Kids Live Here" to reinforce the idea to drivers to drive slowly in residential areas to prevent motor vehicle accidents and deaths.
Stop the Bully Club | Anna C.
Stop the Bully...One Puppet at a Time | Troop 2186 (Madelyn, Alexa, Julia, Elizabeth, Emily, Abby, & Arianna)
Suicide Prevention | Kerry F.
Teen Nights | Giana D.
Texting and Driving Awareness | Liz B.
"My Girl Scout Gold Award project focused on the elimination of drivers who text while they are driving. I worked closely with ASK to discourage and inform drivers of all ages about how dangerous this activity really is. We created a paddle and a magnet in the shape of a stop sign which states "STOP TXTING U R DRIVING". I attended many events in the Yorktown Community to hand out paddles and pamphlets to everyone who walked by."