Finding joy in intergenerational engagement

How Olympia-based STEP inspires “people to bridge the generations through empowering conversations”. Read the full article on Jolt News.
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The STEP Program Breaks Down Stereotypes, Unites Teens and Elders – ThurstonTalk

Linda Terry’s STEP Program brings together elders and teens in an environment of collaboration and connection, teaching them both all …
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Winter Newsletter 2022

Please read our Winter Newsletter here.
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Where We Live: Communities for All Ages, 2018 Edition – AARP

The 2018 edition of Where We Live: Communities for All Ages — 100+ Inspiring Examples from America’s Local Leaders is available …
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STEP – Sharing Teens and Elders Project, Seeds of Change, Thurston County Juvenile Court’s Youth Development Program

2021 was a year filled with uncertainty and unique challenges. In spite of those circumstances, a powerful partnership has been established between STEP Sharing Teens and Elders Project, the Seeds of Change, and the Thurston County Juvenile Court’s Youth Development Program (YDP). In June 2021 a local gardener donated over 100 dahlia flower bulbs to…
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Poet Laureate Ashley McBunch returns to Step and helps us all find our inner poet January 2022

City of Olympia’s Poet Laureate Ashly McBunch joined STEP in June 2021 to read her poetry about intersectionality and share her process of writing poetry. They returned to STEP in January with an amazing workshop that helped us gather our words about Belonging. Ashly walked through a scenario of being in a room of unknown…
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