Tag: STEPS Coalition

Tobacco 21 initiative completed

On May 6, Southington police completed its Tobacco 21 merchant awareness initiative. The project was implemented in partnership with the STEPS Coalition. Officials visited local businesses that were unable to attend the two informational sessions provided by police. The purpose…

Apple Harvest to showcase local youth

Apple Harvest Festival officials announce a new “youth booth” at this fall’s anniversary event. The booth will feature Southington’s youth, from robotics and the arts to Southington’s Town-wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS). “We hope to inspire our youth and…

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…