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Love.  Challenge.  Equip.

We guide teens and young adults beyond their painful pasts as they take on challenges many of them thought were beyond their reach...and we equip them to win. One step. One task.
One breakthrough moment that changes everything.

The Next Step:  Your own personal GPS

Get the independence you need and the solutions you want. Watch the video to learn more.


They're our future doctors, entrepreneurs, teachers and military heroes. They're smart, strong, funny, resilient and brave. We've equipped transition-age youth since 2003 with a passion, a vision and a workable life plan.

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Programs have often fallen short because 
the tools have not existed to break through years of trauma-based challenges. 

That tool is here.

It's digital, mobile and scaleable. 

We're moving through barriers faster and at deeper levels of engagement to sustain the kind of growth that propels youth forward.



Youth 18 to 25: Select the Next Step tab. Choose a topic. Do the steps. Steps? A nav system to help you outsmart what's getting the best of you.

Foster Forward: Contact us to conduct a workshop at any college, independent living program, after care or transitional housing program.   

Nonprofit Leaders: We support agencies to help solve mission-critical challenges. Call us when your last nerve has suffered enough. 


Start Your Navigation


Select the button below. Choose a topic. Create a free account. Do the step. Check your message icon for responses if you post. No computer? No worries. Download the App. Enter Next Step in the search field. You're on your way. 



Join a digital community with local friends and peers. Challenge each other. Find solutions to real problems. Select the button below to join. Let us know what city or specific group you'd like to be part of. 



Connect with teens and young adults nationwide who are going through situations you can relate to. You can join by selecting the button below and sending the email that pops up. Tell us what state or nation you live in to help us direct you to the right place. 

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"Thank you...I truly appreciate your advice and how you've supported me through this course. I fully believe in JP & the amazing opportunities The Next Step can provide to those who are willing to do the work. We're on the net anyway. Let's use it for something positive." - SM

“At first, I thought, ‘I have to remember to do my steps!’ Now I wake up and think, ‘Wow, I get to do my steps today.’ ”  - MB

"These navigational steps made me think of my strengths, which I'm not used to doing. I can name my weaknesses easily, but I never stop to think about my strengths. Over all? The subjects are real. I was able to relate to a lot of the situations, so that was awesome." - CM


"Thank you again for being an invaluable resource to us!"

- Real Life Annie (NC Nonprofit)

“I am so excited for the youth and for these navigational steps to continue. I think every youth/young adult should have the opportunity to do this. Congrats to you!”

- Director, Independent Living Program, San Mateo County


“Awesome! That’s all I can say. Thank you for your continued partnership.” - Transition-Age Foster Youth Supervisor, San Mateo County Children and Family Services.

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Redwood City, CA 94065

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