A Good Deed By Southington Youth Services Counselor, Sue Williams!

Southington Youth Services Counselor, Sue Williams, participated in Good Deeds Week by thanking ALTA principal, Jess Levin!  STEPS is proud to work with such amazing people!  Thank you to you both for all you do for the youth in Southington!

The Southington Community YMCA Participates in Good Deeds Week!

We are thrilled to see everyone out in our community participating in Good Deeds Week!  A very special thank you to Mark Pooler from our Southington Community YMCA for helping to make this an important event for our whole community! Mark enjoyed reading to his 'pen pals' over at the YMCA Learning Center!

Officer Mahon and K9 Arno Visit the STEPS Advisory Board!

At the April STEPS Advisory Board meeting, Officer John Mahon and K9 Arno stopped by for a visit to educate us on their role in reducing substance use in the Southington community.

A special thanks for taking the time to talk with us and for all you do here in Southington! 

Faith Forum Helps STEPS Connect With Congregations

With the help of Pastor Joshua Rinas (First Lutheran Church) and John Myers (Southington Community YMCA), STEPS was able to connect with local congregations to share our survey most recent results and outcomes.  Members from the First Baptist Church of Southington, First Congregational Church of Southington and First Lutheran Church of Southington participated. More »

Mark Meade is AMP'd up!

Youth Council member, Mark Meade, took a field trip with STEPS to AMP Radio Network, where he recorded three separate public service announcements!  The SHS senior wrote spots for highlighting Good Deeds Week and reminding Southington parents how much their kids still need them, even as they grow older.  Not only is Mark a member of Youth Council, he has also been an important part of our Youth Deverlopment Work Group, helping spread the message of supporting youth in our community.  Thanks, Mark - we'll be listening for you at the gas pumps!

Spotlight on Ev Ciaburri and AJ Garstang

(Pictured from left to right: Ev, Gabe, Morgan and AJ)

Youth Council Spotlight by Morgan Maccione and Gabriel LeBlanc. More »

Local Pharmacies Help Advertise the Medication Drop Box

Our coalition recently partnered with Beacon and Plantsville Pharmacy to advertise the Medication Drop Box that is located in the lobby of the Southington Police Department. The Medication Drop Box was installed in October of 2012, with help from the Southington Police Department and the Town of Southington, for residents to dispose their unused medication 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. More »

Good Deeds Week is Almost Here!

Good Deeds Week is just around the corner!  During the week of April 3-9, 2017, the Southington community will come together in an effort to promote the asset of positive peer influence and make Southington an even better place to live!  

Take a look at our community partners that have already pledged to Do Good!

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Local Merchants Help Prevent Underage Drinking

Over the next few weeks, STEPS Advisory Board Members will be visiting local merchants to distribute counter mats to display in their businesses. The counter mats exhibit the STEPS logo and that the business will not distribute alcohol to teens.  By partnering with STEPS and the Southington Police Department, these community stakeholders are able to play a part in helping prevent underage drinking and making substance abuse prevention a priority in the Southington community!  Thanks to the coalition in Stratford for the GREAT idea!  More »

STEPS Youth Council New PSA

By Julia Brilla, Catherine Myers and Carson Stifel (STEPS Youth Council Members)

 

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