Ways you can support the STEPS Coalition

  • Join our newsletter mailing list
  • Forward STEPS e-mails to friends, colleagues, etc and ask them to join our mailing list
  • Become a fan of STEPS on Facebook
  • Join a STEPS committee
  • Talk to people you encounter in Southington about the STEPS
  • Participate in STEPS surveys and evaluation efforts and encourage others to do so
  • Write letters to the editor about the great things kids are doing in town
  • Talk to elected officials
  • Post your agency’s events on the STEPS calendar

STEPS Community Forum: A Call to Action

STEPS held a Community Forum on Tuesday, October 24, 2010 at Hawks Landing Country Club.  The reason for the event was to release results from the Search Institute's Attitudes and Behavior Survey that was administered to all 7, 9, an 11, grade students in March 2010.  The event also gave participants an opportunity to work together and create action plans to move forward with the STEPS initiative.  Every sector from the community wheel was represented (youth, parents, businesses, law enforcement, faith community, civic groups, youth serving organizations, media, othe More »

2010 Survey Results

In March of 2010, Southington’s Town-wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) administered a student survey, the Search Institute’s “Profiles of Student Life: Attitudes and Behaviors” to all 7th, 9thand 11thgrade students in Southington, a total of 1,399 students. 

Apple Harvest Parade

STEPS particpated in the 2010 Apple Harvest Parade!  A special thanks to Mongillo Foundations for sponsoring our float!

Asset Display at the Southington Public Library

STEPS Materials and information on the 40 Developmental Assets are located in the Teen Section of the Southington Public Library (2nd Floor).  Stop by and check it out.  Materials are updated regularly.

2011 Polar Plunge STEPS Team Needs Volunteers

STEPS is looking for volunteers to participate in the YMCA's 2011 Polar Plunge! More »

Southington Parents Encouraged to Take Survey, Host or Attend Workshops

(SOUTHINGTON, Conn.) – The Southington Parents Raising Healthy Teens Initiative, a collaboration between Wheeler Clinic and the STEPS (Southington’s Town-wide Effort to Promote Success) Coalition, is asking parents of middle and high school students in Southington to take a brief survey to assess their knowledge of local underage drinking and its effect on teens, and their families. The nine-question survey is available at www.surveymonkey.com/s/sprite.   More »


(Washington, D.C.) – Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), today announced the awarding of $21 million in new Drug Free Communities (DFC) grants to 161 communities across the country.  The Southington Townwide Effort to Promote Success Coalition (S.T.E.P.S.) from Southington, Connecticut was one of the grant recipients, and will receive $125,000 in DFC grant funds to involve and engage their local community to prevent and reduce alcohol and other drug abuse among youth.   More »

STEPS Youth Council on the move

 Southington's youth are leading the way for STEPS.

 How can kids be invovled in STEPS?  Well many already are! More »

A Message from Our Board President

Our Southington community was tragically awakened a few years back when within a 12 month period of time five of our local young people took their own lives.  

It was a call for help.  It was a call for action. 

Over a short period of time town leaders and representation from all community sectors came together and formed S.T.E.P.S, Southington’s Town-wide Effort to Promote Success. More »