Speakers / Workshops

ASK sponsors and works with key stakeholders to promote speakers and/or workshops to educate the community on teen substance issues ranging from alcohol and drugs to prescription medication to parent liabilities.

Recent speakers include:

Save A Life
February 8, 2015
Yorktown Stage Community & Cultural Center

Save A Life
April 5, 2014
Yorktown Stage Community & Cultural Center

Chris Herren: “Basketball Junkie”
February 26, 2014
Lakeland High School
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. 

Save A Life
April 14, 2013
Yorktown Stage Community & Cultural Center
Featuring Michael Nerney, Substance Abuse Expert, and Javier Sanchez, Youth to Youth International.

Save A Life
March 13, 2012
Yorktown Stage Community & Cultural Center
Featuring Keynote Speaker, Karyn Grimes, designed to teach and give strength to teens and adults so they may assist others in crisis.

What Every Parent and Student Should Know About Prom and Graduation Season
March 8, 2012
Yorktown High School
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.

Life Online: Risks & Rewards for our Children & Youth
January 31, 2012
First Presbyterian Church Yorktown
Featuring Pace University doctoral candidates

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

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
Yorktown Athletic Club
Featuring Dennis O’Sullivan, American Athletic Institute