Save A Life
Event on 2016-04-03 12:00:00
The Alliance for Safe Kids, Inc. (ASK) is hosting the SIXTH annual Save A Life Forum on Sunday, April, 3 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Lakeland High School located at 1349 E. Main St. Shrub Oak, NY 10588.
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.
ASK is thrilled to feature an award-winning global speaker as our Keynote Speaker this year, Mr. Kevin Hines. Kevin is a bestselling author, documentary filmmaker, and suicide prevention and mental health advocate who has reached millions with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live (www.kevinhinesstory.com). Two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. He is one of only thirty-four (less than 1%) to survive the fall and he is the only Golden Gate Bridge jump survivor who is actively spreading the message of living mentally healthy internationally.
Ginger Katz, founder of The Courage to Speak Foundation, will present to parents information about her organization's drug prevention education curriculum which has been evaluated and recommended by Yale School of Medicine. The program called “Courage to Speak – Courageous Parenting 101” gives parents tools to talk to their children about alcohol and drugs.
Save A Life also features:
• Interactive Workshops for Adults: “House Parties: Alcohol, Drugs and the Law” PSA (Public Service Announcement) followed by a panel discussion of professionals in the medical, law enforcement, and social services fields, sponsored by the Health Alliance on Alcohol. Adult workshops will also include Youth Mental Health and Courageous Parenting 101
• Interactive Workshops for High School Students: House Parties: Alcohol, Drugs and the Law, The Dating Game, and Alcohol Poisoning and Drug Abuse
• Interactive Informational Exhibits showcasing dozens of local organizations and resources including the Westchester County Driving Simulator, Crashed Car and "Hidden in Plain Sight" display which recreates a teen’s bedroom to help parents identify signs their son or daughter may be using alcohol and drugs
• Program Certificates (for resumes/portfolios) and five community service hours will be given to all high school participants
• 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
By devoting just one Sunday afternoon – a single afternoon of your life – YOU can take the first steps toward saving a friend. To register, or for more information, please visit: www.allianceforsafekids.org/savealife.
at Lakeland HS
1349 E MAIN ST
Shrub Oak, United States