STEPS Visits the LOB in Hartford!

On Monday, February 29th, members of the STEPS Coalition and other local coalitions traveled to Hartford to meet with legislators regarding the future of marijuana laws in Connecticut. The event was sponsored by CAPP (Connecticut Association of Prevention Professionals).

Here is an article from the event, which includes a video interview of two of our student Advisory Board members.  Great job Trever and Sarah!

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Good Deeds Day Comes to Southington as Good Deeds WEEK!

Join us and celebrate Good Deeds Week! Are you IN?

When: April 4th- 10th

How: Post pictures of your Good Deeds on the Southington STEPS Facebook page or email them to  We will show the community through pictures all of the Good Deeds that happen everyday here in Southington.

Why: Good Deeds Week is an effort to promote the asset of positive peer influence and make Southington an even better place to live! More »

Be in the Know - Parents Keeping Up with Technology

Upcoming TIPS Training


Healthy Family Funfest 2016

On Sunday, February 28th, members of the Southington STEPS Coalition had a booth at the Healthy Family Funfest held at the AquaTurf in Southington.  At the booth, members distributed flyers for the upcoming Be in the Know forums as well as let community members know about the Medication Drop Box, located in the lobby of the Southington Police Department.  For more information about the drop box, click here.

Free Self-Defense Class for Southington Women & Girls

Empowering Women to Escape Alive, a free self-defense training class for Southington women and girls 15 and over will be held at Southington High on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

This program is a partnership between Jane Doe No More and East Coast Training Systems and is being sponsored by 5 local organizations; Youth services, the Southington Police Union, Beacon Pharmacy, Progressive Pathways and STEPS. More »

Steve Nyerick, YMCA Person of the Year

Every year at the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA Annual Meeting, members from the community are honored for their different achievements.  One of those honors is the Person of the Year and this year, the Y chose Steve Nyerick, a counselor at DePaolo Middle School and the Asset Building Champion Leader for STEPS.  

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Have a Happy and Safe Holiday!

From all of us at STEPS, we wish everyone a safe and happy Holiday!

Youth Committee Festive Fun

This December, our Youth Committee has been busy spreading holiday cheer throughout our town.  They started the month by voluteering to help out at the Armory Christmas Party for the guardsmen and their families.  They spent a Friday afternoon wrapping presents and candy donated by businesses and citizens in town through Southington Community Services.

Then they helped out by volunteering at craft stations and the different activities during the party. More »

Youth Committee Joins Community Fun!

On Saturday, October 24, the STEPS Youth Committee joined in the Halloween fun at the Southington Drive-In.

The students helped the event by spooking the haunted hay ride.

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