What is STEP?

STEP is an international movement inspiring people to bridge the generations through empowering conversations.

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STEP

Founded in Olympia, 2014, STEP elders and youth ages 13-35 meet every Saturday at 11am via Zoom.

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STEP UP

Founded in Victoria BC, STEP UP encourages youth 18-30 to learn and share with elders of the community.

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Brain STEPS

An active holistic cognitive program that helps improve your learning by increasing your focus to lower stress to remember more.

STEP is an international intergenerational program in which youth and elders talk and listen to learn about generational similarities and differences.  We strive to bridge age barriers, increase mental well-being, promote tolerance, and to help permanently change today's social concept of aging to a vibrant future of peace and understanding between the generations.  STEP inspires a sense of belonging, and wisdom and the realization that disparate age groups can have genuine fun together.

BRIDGING THE GENERATIONS

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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.

STEP CONNECTIONS

"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."