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December 2020

#RAREis Workshop

December 10, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Online!, Your laptop, smart phone or computer + Google Map
Free

Storytelling in Rare Disease – Horizon’s #RAREis Community raises awareness of rare diseases by sharing stories, accomplishments, hopes, fears, and dreams. Through this virtual workshop, we’ll be discussing the power of sharing stories in rare disease through social media and other avenues. You have a story that's just your own. Maybe you want to share it online. Maybe you want to share it with your best friend. Maybe you just want to be able to write it down for yourself.…

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STRIVE (2020 Fall Semester)

December 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 12, 2020

Next Step STRIVE is a FREE weekly after-school mentorship program for teens living with Sickle Cell Disease in Boston, Washington, D.C. and New York City. As a STRIVE student, you'll get one-on-one academic support and access to a community of peers in a safe and welcoming virtual environment. Sound cool? Sign up below and join us! Here's what you can do at STRIVE each week: 1. Get Homework Help When You Need It Maybe you're stuck on a class assignment.…

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Holiday Party!

December 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online!, Your laptop, smart phone or computer + Google Map
Free

Let's celebrate the end of 2020! We'll come together as the Next Step community to highlight some of the goodness we found, collaborated, and cultivated together. If you've been to a Next Step program we'd love to see you at our virtual holiday party. Please be sure to register ASAP! We are looking forward to celebrating the end of this year and getting some new energy for the new year. If you have any questions please reach out to Quita.

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Symphony for Science 2020

December 17, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Kendall Square Orchestra is pleased to present the second annual Symphony for Science on Thursday, December 17, 2020, from 8pm to 9pm. This special evening will feature an exciting lineup of performers and speakers. Proceeds from Symphony for Science will benefit Next Step to support fulfillment of this important mission. Please join us for an evening of music and words to raise awareness, funds, and hope for teens and young adults living with cancer, HIV and rare genetic disorders.…

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February 2021

STRIVE Open House

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online!, Your laptop, smart phone or computer + Google Map
Free

Next Step STRIVE is a FREE weekly after-school mentorship program for teens living with Sickle Cell Disease in the Boston area, Washington, D.C. area, and New York City area. As a STRIVE student, you'll get one-on-one academic support and access to a community of peers in a safe and welcoming virtual environment. Sound cool?* Want to learn more about it? Join us for a virtual open house.   *Cool stuff even at the open house. Join us and get a…

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CBTF/Next Step Virtual Weekend Campference

February 25 - February 27
Free

Please join us for a joint Next Step/CBTF Virtual Campference just for you! This three-day virtual event will provide workshops to gain confidence in your sense of self, learn positive self-talk, and explore concrete skills to apply on a daily basis. If you are interested in community engagement and are willing to step into your stretch-zone, we hope to provide you with tools to speak up for yourself, advocate for your own needs, and connect with other brain/spinal tumor survivors…

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March 2021

1-Day Virtual Campference for +Mothers

March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Next Step is hosting a 1-day retreat for Moms living with HIV. 2020 was a hard year. The challenges of parenting while managing a chronic illness are difficult at best. Where do you make time for yourself vs helping your child with online school? If you're wanting to connect with other +Moms and talk about these issues and more apply today! This is a place to share strategies that work for you while listening to others. Build a network of…

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June 2021

Face2Face Summer Campference 2021

June 25 @ 8:00 am - June 27 @ 5:00 pm

The Next Step Face2Face Summer Campference is a FREE three-day virtual program for teens and young adults, ages 16-24, who are impacted by a cancer diagnosis. It's what you get if you mash up a summer camp and a conference: all the fun and all the knowledge without the boring stuff. Over shared stories, music and laughter and hard-won knowledge from the trenches, you form deep and meaningful connections with other Campference attendees, then head back tot he "real world"…

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July 2021

FaceForward Summer Campference 2021

July 8 @ 8:00 am - July 10 @ 5:00 pm

The Next Step FaceForward Summer Campference is a FREE three-day program for teens and young adults, ages 16-24, who are living with sickle cell disease and other rare genetic disorders. It's what you get if you mash up a summer camp and a conference: all the fun and all the knowledge without the boring stuff. Over shared stories, music and laughter and hard-won knowledge from the trenches, you form deep and meaningful connections with other Campference attendees, then head back…

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One Love Summer Campference 2021

July 22 @ 8:00 am - July 24 @ 5:00 pm

The Next Step One Love Summer Campference is a FREE three-day virtual program for teens and young adults, ages 16-24, who are HIV+. It's what you get if you mash up a summer camp and a conference: all the fun and all the knowledge without the boring stuff. Over shared stories, music and laughter and hard-won knowledge from the trenches, you form deep and meaningful connections with other Campference attendees, then head back tot he "real world" knowing you are…

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