Ellington Youth Services



Developing Positive Youth Culture.

DPYC Ellington Youth Services


The Council for Developing Positive Youth Culture (DPYC) has been in existence for over 15 years. The mission is to create and sustain a positive culture for Ellington's youth through collaboration among the community, schools, and town agencies. The DPYC has diverse representation of the local community including parents, educators, business, civic and faith based members. The DPYC also serves as the Youth Advisory Board and coalition for federal grants the town has received for the prevention of underage drinking.

The Parent Connection was created in February of 2007 and consisted of parents who were interested in bringing awareness and education to the Ellington community about the dangers of underage drinking. The group hosted John Rosemond in October of 2007, A Town Hall Meeting: The Real Cost of Underage Drinking in April of 2008, psychologist Anthony E. Wolf, Ph.D in October of 2008 and author Rosalind Wiseman in October of 2009. The Parent Connection was incorporated into the DPYC in 2012 when the council changed its name from the DAPC. Any parent interested in being a member of the DPYC can contact Diane Lasher-Penti at dpenti@ellington-ct.gov.

Visit our Parent Connection Newsletters page to download our newsletters in PDF format.



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