SAY developed its innovative Confident Voices After-School & Weekend program to help young people who stutter develop the confidence and courage they need to communicate more effectively, build a sense of community & establish rewarding friendships.
Utilizing a broad range of effective program formats – all of which build communication skills and self-confidence – our dynamic staff helps kids and teens safely expand their comfort zones. Building on each child’s individual strengths, interests, and communication goals, we offer a highly individualized experience to maximize results.
SAY is thrilled that The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, and its cultural partners the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, named SAY’s Confident Voices program a 2015 and 2016 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards finalist. The NEA also published an article about SAY’s Confident Voices program in NEA Arts magazine. Click here to read the article.
During each program session, groups of kids and teens create their own project and at the end of the program, each project is presented to an audience filled with supportive family and friends. Children and teens have complete control on how they wish to participate in this final performance – there’s no pressure to perform – and it’s the ultimate confidence building experience that transfers directly into the classroom and everyday life.
Kids receive so many important benefits from our After-School & Weekend program, including enhanced confidence, new friendships, greater independence, increased school participation and very importantly, young people learn how to most effectively advocate for themselves.
Watch a recent WPIX news Confident Voices segment, and read more about Confident Voices in Scholastic’s Action Magazine.
Registration is now open for this 6 week Fall session, which begins September 29th / 30th and is offered in three time slots.
During our 2017/2018 season, Confident Voices is being offered FREE (while space lasts).
We would love to meet you! You can also visit a Confident Voices session to see what its all about. Space is limited, so please call or email our Director of Programming: Travis@SAY.org, or 212-414-9696, ext. 205.
To learn more about Confident Voices, receive a program package via mail, or for answers to any questions you may have about our Confident Voices After-School & Weekend programs, please call or email our Director of Programming: Travis@SAY.org, or 212-414-9696, ext. 205. You may also submit an inquiry, or download a brochure.
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