2017 Asset Building Classrooms Training

On Thursday, May 18, students, parents and teachers from the Southington Public School System gathered to be a part of our annual ABC Champion/Asset Building Training.  All 12 schools in town were represented as our Asset Building Leadership Team explained all about STEPS, the Asset Building Classrooms initiative and how each person can get involved. We are proud that our school district is part of a Community-Wide movement to develop and increase assets in our youth. More »

Parents Gather to Make Prevention a Priority in the Southington Community.

Adults from the Southington community gathered to learn about the dangers and realities our kids are facing today.

Presenters included Officer Kevin Naranjo from the Southington Police Department, Lt. Chris Bartolotta from the State Police, Patricia Rehmer from Hartford Healthcare and Martha Galligan representing a partnership with the US States Attorneys Office.  More »

40 Ways Prevention Can Start Before the Age of 5

Building blocks of healthy development (also known as Developmental Assets) help young children grow up to be healthy, caring and responsible.  The Southington Community YMCA knows just how important these assets are and the Nursery School team worked hard to successfully implement the Developmental Assets this year! More »

PROMising Students

Please join us in acknowledging these students for PROMising to stay alcohol and substance free on Prom night:

Alissa Angels

Erica Bruno

Julia Wells

Buddy Alcutt

Mikaela June

Olivia Fournier

Benjamin Wakefield

Gabriella Bassi Belanger

Jack Storm More »

A PROMising Community

Look at all of the community members PROMising to keep our Southington kids alcohol and substance free during Prom!!  Here in Southington, we are proud to make substance abuse prevention a priority!


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Parents PROMise a Safe Party

Since high school can be a time that students begin to engage in risk taking behaviors, Tina Riccio (mom of a SHS junior) knew it was the right time to set the tone for alcohol and substance free parties.  Substance free parties are especially important when it comes to the prom season and summer vacation right around the corner! 


The PROMise isn't just for students!  The whole community can come together and PROMise to not provide the youth here in Southington with alcohol and substances on prom night.  Below are a few of our community members who have supported the PROMise already - have you?!

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The PROMise!

Southington High School's Junior Class Advisors, Kristin Bellis and Kate Tavera, helped kick off the PROMise this week!  Junior Class Officers were able to visit their peers during assigned class periods and encourage them to take the PROMise!  By signing the PROMise, students are pledging to remain alcohol and substance free.  BUT WAIT - it is not just for the students!!  Did you know adults and anyone in the community can make the PROMise by not providing our young people with alcohol or substances?  Click More »

STEPS Advisory Board Member Presents at National Conference!

STEPS is proud to boast about Advisory Board Member Heather Clinger!   More »

The Observer Reports Good Deeds Only!

To help promote Good Deeds Week, the Southington Observer reported only positive news for the week of April 3-9!  By showcasing all the positive happenings in our community, the Observer continues to be an Asset Building Communicator!  Thank you to the Southington observer and to the Editor, John Goralski, a STEPS Advisory Board member.