Multicultural Step & Movement

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Est. 2021

Spokane, WA Chapter

Storytelling through movement

Step Team Alliance

Moving into leadership begins with healing your inner child.

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With The Learning Project Network

Meet the Team

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Stephaine Courtney M.Ed

Executive Director

Nicole McDanials

Coach and Lead

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April Eberthardt

Thrive Education

Shamerica Nakamura

Secondary Education

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How We Help

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Building resilience and self-confidence

Students learn how to connect and collaborate with community and organizations.

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Body awareness and self-empowerment

We help students understand how through movement, individuals can embody and release emotions associated with trauma, such as anger, fear, or sadness.

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Social connection and support:

We help students building relationships with peers who share similar experiences or interests can foster a sense of belonging and community, which is crucial for healing from trauma.

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How We Can Make a Difference

The Seven Principles of Step

Advocate for policies and initiatives that promote the well-being and development of young people. Use your voice and influence to raise awareness, mobilize resources, and encourage others to invest in youth programs as well.

Step Team Tool Kit

You can provide financial support through donations or grants, offer your time and expertise as a volunteer or mentor, or explore partnership opportunities with organizations.

Learning and Leadership Funds

Support our Initiative in creating movement and mental health awareness programs with the partnership or data collecting, events support and program development


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How Are Empowering Our Youth

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Empower with purpose

Overcoming physical challenges, learning new skills, and achieving personal goals through movement can boost self-confidence and self-esteem. These positive experiences contribute to a sense of mastery and agency, which are vital components of trauma recovery.

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Family partnership

Encourage participation in activities that promote socialization, networking, and positive peer relationships. These connections can help reduce isolation, provide a sense of belonging, and offer opportunities for shared experiences and learning.

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Culture and Diversity

When individuals are connected to and proud of their cultural heritage, it can contribute to a strong sense of self-esteem. Embracing one's cultural background, traditions, language, and values can foster a sense of belonging and enhance self-worth.

Understanding how to Step Into Joy

How does movement bring healing?

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