SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young


Confident Voices 2022 Graduation Celebration

Monday June 27, 2022

7:00 PM

Open Jar Studios,

1601 Broadway, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10019

We are so grateful to everyone who joined us at Open Jar Studios for SAY’s Confident Voices 2022 Graduation Celebration on June 27th. Having so many friends, families, teaching artists, and SAY alumni there to cheer on our grads made a wonderful occasion that much more special.

Congratulations again to SAY’s Class of 2022: Antonio Otero, Elijah Haynes, Isabella Lashley, Reuben Polanco, Ricardo Saavedra, and Tyrese Reed! THANK YOU for sharing your courage, kindness, and your beautiful voices with us. As you move forward to new adventures and bright futures, we hope you’ll hold the admiration, pride, and love from your SAY family in your hearts forever…and take it wherever you go.

Special shoutout to the diligent and dauntless authors from The Paperback Project – Isabella Lashley, Antonio Otero & Reuben Polanco! These three 2022 grads spent months pouring their hearts and imaginations into original paperback books, which were professionally bound and printed by SAY. The authors’ incredible works pay homage to the creativity and power of people who stutter by responding to the question, “What is the story only you can tell?”

We were so lucky to experience these remarkable books at Live Readings by the authors during our 2022 Graduation Celebration!

Click HIGHLIGHTS to enjoy all the fantastic moments from our 2022 Graduation Celebration at the Confident Voices Blog!

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