What is STEP?

STEP is a volunteer program inspiring people to bridge the generations through empowering conversations.
Mission?  To change the social norm of aging and to understand the value of every person at any age.

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Sharing Time with Elders Project


Founded in Olympia in 2014, and in Victoria, CA in 2018 - STEP elders and youth ages 13-25 meet every Saturday at 11am via Zoom.

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The Elder Project

STEP - Sharing Teens and Elders Project, and the Squaxin Island Tribe are proud to partner for The Elder Project connecting Youth and Elders to listen and document the stories that connect our past, our family, our community and our culture.

Due to COVID, STEP meets on Zoom 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 11:00 #834 1324 6232

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

"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.