How We Help
Over 70 million people stutter across the world, including 5% of all children. Young people who stutter often face daily ridicule, teasing, and bullying. Many will silence themselves out of fear and embarrassment, and withdraw from peers, teachers, and society, leaving them feeling isolated and alone. And without a voice.
SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides support, advocacy, and life-changing experiences for young people who stutter, ages 3-18. Since 2001, SAY has offered comprehensive and innovative programs that address the physical, social, and emotional impacts of stuttering. Through summer camp, regional day camps, speech therapy, and creative arts programming, SAY builds a community of acceptance, friendship, and encouragement where kids and teens who stutter can develop the confidence and communication skills they need to thrive.
So many incredible children have come to our programs in despair. We have been lifted by their courage and have witnessed the transformation that occurs when children who stutter are given the time to speak and express themselves fully…because every voice matters.
We believe that every young person who stutters has a voice that matters and it is a voice that deserves to be heard.
When you support SAY, you help ensure that SAY programs remain available to EVERY child who stutters:
Camp SAY: Our annual 2-week, sleep-away summer camp for kids and teens who stutter.
Camp SAY: Across the USA: Regional day camps that bring the Camp SAY experience to cities across the US.
Confident Voices: Innovative, NYC-based creative arts programming with 3 sessions during the school year.
Speech Therapy: Provided by a licensed, bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist.
SAY: DC: Year-round creative arts programming for young people who stutter in the Washington, DC area.
SAY is dedicated to serving children who stutter from all socioeconomic backgrounds, regardless of financial constraints. To date, no child has ever been turned away due to a family’s inability to pay.
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