2011-2012 STEPS Student Support Card

Relseased at the STEPS Community Forum in 2012, the Student Support Card reveals and compares the data collected from each 7th, 9th, and 11th grader who participated in the Search Institute's Profiles of Student Life: Attitudes and Behavior Survey from the 2009-2010 school year and 2011-2012 school year.

Instead of measuring academic success, the survey looks to measure the quality and quantity of support that young people feel in their lives. The biannual 156 question survey helps measure social and emotional health of youth to show how much external support youth feel from all aspects and sectors within their comunity as well as internal strengths such as character traits that compel students to make positive, healthy decisions and avoid negative risk-taking behaviors. The survey further demonstrates that the more assets youth have, the more likely he/she is to succeed in school and avoid negative behaviors.

These results give the community a strength-based measure to find out what supports do exist, and what supports our youth perceive to be lacking. With this information, STEPS can build upon that foundation.

During the two years between the baseline survey and the most recent, STEPS has worked hard to implement asset building and environmental strategies through each community sector to make Southington an even better, healthier place for our youth to grow up in.

The support card highlights reasons to celebrate as well as reasons to stay connected and committed to the cause of developing healthy and successful youth, compares recent data to the baseline data collected in 2009-2010 and provides information on STEPS.

Please click the following link  for a full PDF version of the STEPS Student Support Card for 2011-2012.