Morgan Maccione Receives Youth Leadership Award

Morgan Maccine is a senior at Southington High School and just received one of the Youth Leadership Awards from the Southington Community YMCA at their Annual Meeting.  Morgan has been part of STEPS for the past 7 years as a Youth Council and Student Advisory Board Member. Morgan lights up any room she walks into with her kindness and passion for making our community a better place to live. She is a positive role model for all students and we couldn't be more proud to have her on our team! Congratulations on this very special award! 

CADCA Conference to Capitol Hill

STEPS staff members recently had the opportunity to attend the CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) Conference this past week in Washington, D.C. with coalitions from all over the country.  Coalitions came together for continuing education and to meet with Senators and members of Congress to update them on our work. Here in Southington, we are proud of our work to make substance abuse prevention a priority! More »

TIPS Training for Local Businesses

On Saturday, January 21, 2017, employees from local restaurants and package stores attended a TIPS training sponsored by the STEPS Coalition.  TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) is the global leader in education and training for the responsible service, sale, and consumption of alcohol.  Sam the Clams, Tavern 42 and Buffalo Wild Wings sent participants from their establishment.  STEPS is able to help promote substance abuse prevention by educating the community on responsible serving of alcohol. More »

Winter Wonderland at Southington High School!

The STEPS Student Council Think Tank is promoting a Winter Wonderland Week (Dec 12-16) to promote December's Asset of the Month, Caring School Climate.   More »

Southington Serves!

Southington Serves is a volunteer website for Southington students and their families to get involved in the community, give back or complete community service hours. More »

Community Forum on Opioid Use in the Community

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STEPS Hosts Interactive Forums to Discuss Recent Survey Results

On October 18th and November 9th, interactive community forums were held with various sectors throughout the community.  The purpose was to review and share data from our recent student survey and work with community members to create an action plan for change.  Thank you to all the participants for your time and commitment to our organization. More »

A Special Welcome to Megan Albanese!

We would like to introduce and welcome the newest member of our team, Megan Albanese, as the STEPS Administrative Assistant! Megan is a Southington resident and comes to us with her talent, passion, and expertise!  We are excited to have her work with us and will absolutely be an asset. Stop in sometime soon to say hello! 

Thank You & Goodbye to Meredith Fenwick

Our friend, Meredith Fenwick, has been the STEPS Administrative Assistant for the past three years and has taken on a full time position at ESPN.

Meredith has been a wonderful addition to our team and we will miss seeing her everyday.  Although she won't be in the office, she is staying on as a co-leader of the STEPS Youth Committee as one of our volunteers.

We thank you Meredith for your time, dedication and passion to our work in the Southington Community.  Best wishes on your new adventure!!



Youth Council Posts 'Please No Smoking or Vaping' Signs at Apple Harvest

For their fourth year, the STEPS Youth Council went out to the Apple Harvest Festival prior to the start and hung signs around the common areas asking people to keep the festival smoke and vape free.

The STEPS Youth Council are asking our community to set the example for our youth by being a safe and positive role model.