What is STEP?

STEP is an international intergenerational program inspiring people of all races, genders, abilities and ages to bridge the generations through empowering conversations.

STEP's mission is to provide opportunities for people to learn and understand another person's value, no matter what age, to help grow a stronger community and world.



Founded in Olympia, 2014, STEP elders and youth ages 13-25 meet every Saturday at 11am via Zoom.

Linda Terry - Step-Up-Logo


Founded in Victoria BC, STEP UP encourages youth 18-25 to learn and share with elders of the community.



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

Due to COVID STEP and STEP UP meets virtually 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 11:00.  Email for Zoom code.

"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.

STEP welcomes everyone to the table

All Ages

All Races

All Genders

All Religions

All Abilities

Come in with an open mind and leave your expectations at the door

Ask questions to understand

Try not to condemn or convert

Speak your truth with all due respect

Listen with patience