Health & Wellness

Save-a-Life Forum Returns to Yorktown Sunday

1d7494fefb8b56bc2246_8f2037080d3add3f3468_39205.jpg
Kevin Hines, who survived a jump off of the Golden Gate Bridge, is now a suicide prevention advocate. He was the keynote speaker at last year's Save-a-Life event. Credits: File Photo/Lakeland Central School District
1d7494fefb8b56bc2246_8f2037080d3add3f3468_39205.jpg

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) is hosting the seventh annual Save-a-Life Forum from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at Lakeland High School.

Save-a-Life is a program designed to inform and empower high school students and adults to be community allies and first responders to support teens and families in crisis. As one of ASK’s leading programs, Save-a-Life has directly touched the lives of over 2,500 community members since 2010. Last year, nearly 500 members of the community attended.

Save-a-Life will feature keynote speaker Jacy Good, a nationally recognized public speaker and advocate for cellphone-free roads. Good miraculously survived a 2008 crash caused by a distracted driver, but itclaimed the lives of both her parents and left her partially paralyzed. Since then, she has worked tirelessly to educate the country about the dangers of cellphone use behind the wheel. Good will help ASK to enforce its “STOP TXTING U R DRIVING” initiative.

Sign Up for E-News

ASK will also 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, Rosenblum took an in-depth look at the heroin epidemic and the lives of those who have been impacted.

Save-a-Life will also feature unique interactive workshops for adults and high school students.

Student Workshops

  • Tobacco, E-Cigs and Vaping
  • Medicine Use, Misuse and Abuse
  • Understanding the Heroin Epidemic
  • The Dating Game
  • Driving Safety
  • House Parties
  • Transitioning to College: Safeguard Tools
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Healthy Body Image
  • Eating Disorders and Other Harmful Behaviors
  • EMT/Emergency Room Visits—Alcohol Poisoning and Drug Overdose

Adult Workshops

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: Signs of Alcohol and Drug Abuse and How to Help
  • It’s Just a House Party... What Could Go Wrong? (Video followed by panel discussion)

All Save-a-Life participants will be rewarded with the annual Taste of Yorktown experience: a room filled with signature dishes from 12 local restaurants to thank the participants for volunteering their Sunday afternoon to both teach and learn skills to better their community. Program certificates (for résumé/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 exclusive sponsor WestMed Medical Group. Presenting sponsors are: Empire BlueCross BlueShield; Health Alliance on Alcohol; TD Bank; and the Yorktown Lions; Keynote Sponsors are: Cortlandt Community Coalition; Jefferson Valley Mall; and Yorktown High School PTA.

Businesses and individuals interested in sponsoring this community forum should contact Erica Stanzione at erica@allianceforsafekids.org or 914-736-1450. 

To register, or for more information, please visit: allianceforsafekids.org/savealife.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Yorktown

God Is Just! Schneiderman Is Out!

Whenever you doubt that God is just, remember last Monday. That is the day New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned.

As you know, I have had him in my sights for a long time. He has squandered our tax dollars with more than 100 lawsuits against the Trump administration. Plus, his lawsuits against Big Oil and trying to nullify our double jeopardy laws. Most will go nowhere as ...

A Scientific Look at Decision-Making

Seven years ago, when I first began sharing my thoughts with you, I posed the question: What are the neurological mechanics of decision-making? I was referring not only to decisions about our actions, but also to the method by which we form our beliefs and preferences, political and otherwise. What inspired that inquiry, at that time, was my observation that our nation was increasingly polarized ...

Bias in Media, in Me, in You

While listening to an interview with a voter on my car radio, I thought I had excess ear wax that obstructed my hearing. The voter (whose name is Bruce) said this about one of the qualifications that a Senate or House candidate must have to earn his vote: “I don’t want anyone with ideas. We have enough of those already.”

I’m a journalist and have been one my entire ...

Cross My Legs and Hope to Die

One morning, I had a big cup of coffee as I usually do, and then I got in the car and drove 40 minutes to a clothing store I had been curious to check out. I don’t normally drive 40 minutes to go shopping, but since I am a stay-at-home mom and everyone knows we stay-at-home moms just spend our time shopping and eating bonbons, I figured, “What the hey.”

Having had the ...

Don’t Mix Politics with Business

May 17, 2018

When every year is an election year, it’s hard to avoid “talking” politics—but business leaders need to try.

The problem is that talking politics changes relationships. You quickly go from business owner or salesperson to Democrat, Republican, etc.

Putting a political sign in front of your business is a clear sign (literally) of your views. Not only do you tell your ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, May 23, 8:00 AM

Mercy College, Yorktown Heights

Business Enterprise and Employment Opportunity ...

Business & Finance

Fri, May 25, 10:30 AM

Yorktown Community Cultural Center, YORKTOWN HEIGHTS

Tai Chi for Women with Cancer

Health & Wellness

Sat, May 26, 12:00 PM

Club Fit, Jefferson Valley

Yoga for Women with Cancer

Health & Wellness

Yorktown Youth Soccer Club Roundup

May 18, 2018

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown’s Girls U9 Team, the Hurricanes, defeated the Poughkeepsie Fireflies with a 1-0 win at Hunterbrook Field in Yorktown.

Hurricane’s goalies Cameron Parise and Avery Pugliese shut out the Poughkeepsie offense with several key saves. Yorktown controlled the ball throughout the game with outstanding performances by midfielders Samantha Nastasi, Macey ...