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

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STEP

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

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STEP UP

Founded in Victoria BC, STEP UP encourages youth 18-25 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.

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

Founded in 2014 in Olympia, WA with 12 teens and elders. We were inspired by Squaxin Island Salmon Journey. One visit became a 12 week pilot program as the youth decided they liked talking more, and has continued ever since!

"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."

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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."