Kelly Leppard, Youth Prevention Coordinator, Becomes Certified Prevention Specialist

Recently, our Youth Prevention Coordinator, Kelly Leppard sat for and passed her International Certified Prevention Specialist Exam.  At the STEPS Advisory Board meeting on Monday, Kristen Guida, Board President, presented Kelly with her certificate.  We are very proud of Kelly's accomplishment and her hard work preparing for the exam.

The 2016-2017 STEPS Youth Council

The STEPS Youth Council held their first meeting for the 2016 - 2017 school year and they are off to a great start! More »

Welcome to Our New STEPS Advisory Board Members!

We would like to welcome our new STEPS Advisory Board members!  

Top row (left to right):  Steve Nyerick, Officer Kevin Naranjo, Josh Maccione, Lisa Mason More »

Southington STEPS Hosts August 27th Drive-In

A Special Thank You to Mr. Fortunato

Mr. Fortunato has been the voice of STEPS for the past six years, representing our media sector, writing countless articles, press releases and advertisements.  In addition, he has mentored students and staff on how to get our messages across the entire community. More »

A Message From Our Incoming President

My name is Kristen Guida and I am excited to be the incoming president of Southington’s Town-Wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) starting on September 12th for the 2016-2017 school year.  What is STEPS?  STEPS is a community coalition.  It is an asset based prevention coalition that follows the Search Institutes 40 Developmental Asset Model.  This coalition is comprised of leaders from every facet of the Southington community.   STEPS leaders/members include: the Southington Board of Education and the Southington School System,  our civ More »

An Asset a Day at YMCA Camp Sloper

Asset Building at YMCA’s Camp Sloper More »

American Legion Auxiliary Collects Books

The American Legion Auxiliary has been collecting books to raise money for local literacy programs.  You can drop your hardcover books, paperback books, textbooks, audio books, records, cds or dvds in their drop boxes at the Southington Drive-In or in the back parking lot at the Southington YMCA.

Thank You to Our Retiring Board Members

On Monday, June 6th, we said goodbye and a very special 'thank you' to six of our STEPS Advisory Board members and our intern.

(A special thanks to our Board President, Jim Garstang, for being in all of the pictures!)

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STEPS Youth Council Asks: Do you know what chemicals are in your e-cigs?

This year, the STEPS Youth Council has been working on raising public awareness about e-cigarettes throughout the Southington community.  E-cigarettes seem to be on the rise in popularity, particularly with younger age groups and up until recently, there has been very little regulation for the manufacturers of the products.  The students found it very concerning that many people are unaware of the toxic chemicals that are found in e-cigarettes such at propylene-gylcol, formaldehyde, acrolein and aceraldehyde.   More »