Developing Positive Youth Culture (DPYC)


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The council for Developing Positive Youth Culture (DPYC), established in 1996, is an ad hoc committee with a mission to create and sustain a positive youth culture for Ellington’s youth through collaboration among the community, schools, and town agencies.


Membership includes key stakeholders from Ellington's town agencies, schools, and community.

12 community sectors


DPYC is looking for committed community members to collaboratively strengthen our youth and increase the awareness of substance use in Ellington.

As a DPYC member you will:

  • Represent the voice and perspective of your community.
  • Help to make decisions about strategies and activities to implement in the community.
  • Serve as an ambassador of the Coalition and its community prevention strategies.
  • Connect coalition strategies to resources – new or existing.



DPYC receives federal, state, and town funding to raise awareness, provide resources, and offer community and school programs on a variety of topics including:

  • Positive Parenting
  • Youth Development
  • Social Media
  • Mental Health
  • Substance Use
  • and more!


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DPYC Member Beth Tautkus
DPYC Member Lisa Kelly