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 support teens and families in crisis,
The Yorktown Stage and the Yorktown Community Cultural Center is at 1974 Commerce St.
The four-hour event, free to more than 200 registered students and adults at Yorktown, Lakeland and Walter Panas high Schools, features exhibitors of support services, interactive workshops for students and adults. The event will include a screening of local documentary “Whispering Spirits” which tells the story of Justin Veatch, a talented musician from Yorktown who died of a drug overdose at the age of 17.
The film follows Jeffrey, Justin’s father, as his family grapples with their devastating loss while reconnecting with him through the music he left behind. The film will be followed by discussion with Jeffrey Veatch.
The day concludes with the Taste of Yorktown experience: a room filled with signature dishes from 12 local restaurants and the opportunity to vote for your favorite.
Schedule highlights include the following:
Adult and teen programs:
1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.: Documentary and discussion: Whispering Spirits
4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Exhibit Hall
4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Taste of Yorktown
2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Youth Mental Health First Aid
3 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Documentary: Choices
2:30 – 3:45 The Dating Game – Hope’s Door House Parties; Alcohol Drugs and the Law – Yorktown Police Department, Youth Mental Health, The Community Network Team; Alcohol Poisoning and Drug Abuse – Phelps Hospital