What is STEP?
We are an award-winning, intergenerational movement inspiring people to bridge the generations through powerful conversation.
Mission: To change the social norm of aging.
BRIDGING THE GENERATIONS
Founded in Olympia, 2014, STEP elders and youth ages 13-25 meet every Saturday at 11am via Zoom.
Founded in Victoria BC, STEP UP encourages youth 18-25 to learn and share with elders of the community.
"I have hope for the future."
"I'm not afraid to talk to older people anymore."
"I learned that we have more similarities than differences. Elders have lived really interesting lives."
"STEP has given me another perspective in life and I am extremely grateful to be able to participate from another country."
Programs of Distinction award from Generations United in Washington DC
This prestigious award was granted to just five programs across the nation and has a three year designation.
"They give me hope for the future."
"I'm not afraid to talk to older people now."
"I was tired when I came in, now I am energized."
"I learned to do what makes you happy."