Tag: Megan Albanese

STEPS to hold anniversary gala on Sept. 14

By SHERIDAN CYR STAFF WRITER For 10 years, the Southington STEPS Coalition (Southington’s Town-wide Effort to Promote Success) has been a leader in substance abuse prevention for youth through education, and they will be celebrating their first decade of success…

Brilla earns scholarship

Julia Brilla was presented with the Michael F. Gagnon II scholarship during a ceremony at the Southington Municipal Center on Monday. From left, Megan Albanese of STEPS, Christine Gagnon of STEPS, Brilla, and Ana Gopoian of TriCircle. Photo by JANELLE…

Commentary: How many assets do you have?

The Southington STEPS Coalition is our community’s substance abuse prevention coalition. One of the ways we make prevention a priority is through youth asset development. According to our recent 2018 Search Institute Attitudes and Behaviors student survey, Southington students in…

Commentary: What do you know about vaping?

What do you know about the latest trend impacting the youth in Southington? Electronic cigarette and vaping products have recently gained much attention, especially from youth. Electronic cigarettes (or E-cigarettes) are battery-operated devices designed to deliver nicotine with flavorings and…