Developing Positive Youth Culture (DPYC)

The Council for Developing Positive Youth Culture (DPYC)
has been in existence for over 20 years.DPYC - Developing Positive Youth Culture, Ellington, Connecticut

Mission & Purpose

 The mission of this program is to create and sustain a positive culture for Ellington's youth through collaboration among the community, schools, and town agencies. The DPYC also serves as the Youth Advisory Board and LPC (Local Prevention Council) coalition for federal grants the town has received for the prevention of underage drinking.


 The DPYC has diverse representation of the local community including:
  • Businesses
  • Civic Members
  • Educators
  • Faith-Based Members
  • Parents
  • Law Enforcement

Becoming a Member

 Any parent or member of the community interested in being a member of the DPYC can email Diane Lasher-Penti, Youth Services Director and Co-Chairperson of DPYC.


Parent Connection Winter 2019 Special Opioid Prevention Edition Newsletter
     Parent Connection Spring 2018 Prevention Digital Newsletter
Parent Connection Spring 2017 Prevention Digital Newsletter
Parent Connection 2016 Fall Newsletter

      Visit our Parent Connection Newsletters page to read past newsletters.
Visit our Resources Page for more information on a variety of topics related to youth.

See our past Campaigns on the left

 Our newest campaign, Decide to be Kind.