Asset Building Classrooms

Asset Building Classrooms is a partnership between STEPS and the Southington Public School System to develop healthy and successful youth with intention. ツWe follow the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Asset Model by highlighting an ‘Asset of the Month’ in each school throughout the district.

We are already off to a wonderful start for this 2017-2018 school year with staffツmaking strong connections with students in the most simplistic and sustainable ways. ABC is not curriculum but a philosophy!

To get involved with your school’s Asset Building Classrooms Team, just talk to your school窶冱 ABC chairperson!

ABC Assets of the Month 2017 2018

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ツ ABC Champions

SHS STEPS Student Council Think Tank

30 Southington High members of the STEPS Student Council Think Tank joined their advisor, Jennifer Steinberg, parent advisor Leslie Loose, STEPS Coalition Advisory Board member Gina Tremaglio and STEPS staff Kelly Leppard and Megan Albanese, for a leadership training YMCA Camp Sloper.ツ Sloper staff Justin Hubeny was able to lead this group through excellent team … Read More

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STEPS welcomes back our Educators!

STEPS was proud to welcome back our Educators and help kick off the 2017-2018 school year this morning at Convocation! Local celebrity and STEPS Advisory Board Member, Mr. Steve Nyerick, was on hand to deliver an important message about making prevention a priority! The teachers in our Asset Building Classrooms initiative help us play a … Read More

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2017 Asset Building Classrooms Training

On Thursday, May 18, students, parents and teachers from the Southington Public School System gathered to be a part of our annual ABC Champion/Asset Building Training.  All 12 schools in town were represented as our Asset Building Leadership Team explained all about STEPS, the Asset Building Classrooms initiative and how each person can get involved. … Read More

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An Asset a Day at YMCA Camp Sloper

Asset Building at YMCA窶冱 Camp Sloper By: Morgan Maccione, 12th grade student at Southington High School and STEPS Advisory Board Member In a partnership with STEPS, YMCA Camp Sloper recently adopted the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Asset Model into both the East and West Coasts of camp. ツAn 窶廣sset of the Day窶 is announced every … Read More

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Asset Building Champion Training

On Thursday, May 19, the Asset Building Classrooms (ABC) Champions held their 'Annual Training Day' led by Steve Nyerick, Josie Rogala, Charity Baker, Denise Sicotte, Kelly Leppard, and Shane Altwies.   This training is for elementary, middle and high school representatives who will be part of the ABC initiative for the 2016-2017 school year.  The … Read More

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Asset Building Champions Meeting

On Wednesday, October 14th, the Asset Building Champions from the elementary and middle schools in town gathered to talk about their plans for the school year as well as discuss asset building events that had already happened.   It was a great meeting with new ideas and a discussion for ways to build more assets … Read More

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ABC Champion Training Day

On Thursday, May 22, 2014, the Asset Building Classrooms (ABC) Champions held their ‘4th Annual Training Day’ led by Steve Nyerick, Jeff Duquette, Josie Rogala, Charity Baker, and Kelly Leppard. ツ This training is for elementary, middle and high school representatives who will be part of the ABC initiative for the 2014-2015 school year. ツThe … Read More

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5th Graders Build Assets at YMCA Camp Sloper

5th graders from Southington attended a training day at YMCA Camp Sloper on May 13th and 14th (Students that will be attending DePaolo went the first day and students that will be attending Kennedy went the next day). The Asset Development and Transition Day is filled with workshops for these 5th graders to help them … Read More

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May Bulletin Board

Thank you so much to Allison, Emma and Sophie for helping out with the May bulletin board at the STEPS office!ツ The May ‘Asset of the Month’ is Youth as Resources.

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STEPS Support Card

The STEPS Support Card is now available on ourツresource page.ツ The Support Card is a summary of our findings fromツthe Search Institute’s Attitudes and Behaviors Survey that was administered in November toツSouthington 7th, 9th, and 11th grade public school students. Click here to view the STEPS Support Card

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Asset Building Classrooms at The STEPS Community Forum

  The STEPS Asset Building Classroom teams were all at the STEPS Community Forum this past Tuesday, March 4th, to showcase their wonderful displays they created to show the community the work they’ve been doing to build assets in their schools.

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November Asset Building Challenge

This month's Asset Building Challenge is number six, Parent Involvement in Schooling.  An easy way to build this asset is to engage your child in talking about what is going on at school.  If they have homework, offer to help them with it or just figure out what needs to be done.  Is there a … Read More

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October Asset Building Challenge – High Expectations

October is the month in which Southington Public Schools will promote the asset "High Expectations." Asset Building Classrooms have already begun their efforts to let students know they expect great work, effort and appropriate behavior. When a teacher shows students they care about their successes and believe they can learn and do well, students begin … Read More

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SEPTEMBER ASSET BUILDING CHALLENGE

The assets of the month for September deal a lot with back to school. Caring School Climate (#5) and Bonding to School (#24) seem like assets that can only be built in the amazing school district of Southington. However, they can also be built at home and within the community. You can do this by … Read More

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AUGUST ASSET BUILDING CHALLENGE

The summer is the perfect time for kids to get involved in a sport, start a hobby or participate in anything creative. School is out, homework is no longer their first priority and the weather is flawless. Here are 11 quick ideas or tips that can help build both of these assets during July and … Read More

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July Asset Building Challenge!

Southington's Town-wide Effort to Promote Success is all about helping youth thrive. One major way to do this is to make sure youth feel valued, not just by teachers and parents, but the entire community in which they live. Do your part and try one of these tips on how to help a youth you … Read More

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