For over 20 years, SAY has been working with children and teens who stutter (and their families), using the arts to unlock expression, confidence, and personal growth.
We foster an environment of creativity, empathy, and inspiration that gives room for the expansion of possibility. Here, you’ll find a community that makes each participant stronger and more capable than they ever thought they could be.
SAY: DC is dedicated to providing a safe, inspiring space for young people who stutter to be deeply heard and supported. They come with something to SAY and we give our participants the time, tools, space, and encouragement to become master storytellers.
The SAY culture of acceptance, deep listening, and reflection allows for countless tangible moments of success, transcendence, and joy.
With the guidance of our expert staff, young people come to know and trust the inherent power of their own respective voices. At the same time, SAY emphasizes the importance of listening and respecting each other, so that all members of the community understand that their greatest power comes in lifting each other up. Ultimately, participants learn that having a voice matters not just for the sake of personal happiness and fulfillment but also because we can all be agents of positive change in our neighborhoods, cities, our nation, and the world.
It is of the utmost importance to us to bring together a socio-economically diverse range of the population — a group that is truly representative of our larger community and of all young people who stutter. SAY derives financial support from generous private donors, foundations, corporations and government entities.
We offer a broad range of programs in the DMV and this year alone, SAY: DC will underwrite more than $250,000 in programmatic costs so that all families have access to these important programs.
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