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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Drug Free Communities Project Officer Visits CT

Connecticut Drug Free Communities grantees from around the state traveled to Southington this past Wednesday to meet with the CT Project Officer, Captain Cynthia Rubio.


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Asset Building Champions Meeting

On Wednesday, October 14th, the Asset Building Champions from the elementary and middle schools in town gathered to talk about their plans for the school year as well as discuss asset building events that had already happened.  

It was a great meeting with new ideas and a discussion for ways to build more assets in kids through the Asset Building Classroom initative.  We look forward to seeing all the great things planned for the rest of the year! More »

Be in the Know Forum

On Wednesday, October 14th the STEPS Coalition held the first Be in the Know Forum on the CT Social Host Law and the dangers of underage drinking with Attorney Tony Sheffy, Dr. George Skarvinko, Lieutenant Steve Elliott and Officer Chad Butler from the Southington Police Department.

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STEPS Youth Support the Southington Red Ribbon Rally

Every year, the STEPS Youth Committee and Youth Council support the Southington Drug Task Force's Red Ribbon Rally.  This year, the Youth Committee met to create their posters for the rally, giving examples of things they'd rather do than drugs.

STEPS Youth Committee members like playing volleyball, singing, swimming and making good choices instead of doing drugs. More »

Lock It or Drop It

Calendar House Health Fair

On Tuesday, October 6th, staff members, Kelly Leppard and Meredith Fenwick, set up a table at the Calendar House Senior Health Fair to talk to seniors about the new Lock It or Drop It Campaign and using the Prescription Drop Box that is located in the lobby of the Southington Police Department.