Cancer

This Next Step program shatters the limitations and elevates aspirations of teens and young adults with cancer, primarily through in-person communities and opportunities to be teacher and student during expertly designed retreats, workshops and conferences. Our program provides life skills, wellness workshops, and sharing of best practices.

The program’s main focus is building a positive and cohesive community that can be leveraged for information on “what works” for a young person post cancer diagnosis. 
 

Summer Campference

In 2012 we launched our annual Summer Campference for teens and young adults battling a cancer diagnosis. Produced in partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital, the Campference brings youth together for four days to engage in workshops, discussions, music therapy and social events, resulting in a rock-solid community of youth who can identify with, learn from and count on each other for help when the going is tough. 
 

Retreats and Workshops

Next Step partners with agencies like Women Rock for the Cure, Lance Armstrong Foundation, Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation, Stupid Cancer, and many others to deliver workshops and retreats across the country that help teens and young adults move beyond the trauma of cancer diagnosis, understand their "new normal" and begin mapping out plans for the future within a supportive community of peers. 

Join Next Step's FREE Program For Young Cancer Survivors

If you are a young person living with a cancer diagnosis who is interested in participating in this program at Next Step or if you know a young person living with a cancer diagnosis who may be interested in this FREE year-round program, please contact our program director, Kepler Jeudy, at kepler@nextstepnet.org or call our office at 617.864.2921.