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Confident Voices is SAY's award-winning, NYC-based Creative Arts Program that empowers, emboldens, and inspires young people who stutter, ages 8-18.

SAY’s Confident Voices Graduation Week Celebration!

A very special week of events and celebrations honoring the remarkable voices of the Confident Voices 2021 Graduating Class!

The Paperback Project – Live Reading Events:

In this inaugural program, 13 of our Confident Voices graduates spent 5 months developing their own original PAPERBACK BOOKS! These 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?” 

Each unique book was be featured during 2 Live Reading Events on Zoom, introduced & presented by the authors themselves:

Reading Event #1:

Reading Event #2:

Confident Voices Graduation Ceremony!

Celebrating SAY’s eighteen-member 2021 Graduating Class and all that they have accomplished & contributed to the stuttering community, and beyond! The celebration consisted of the Directors’ Honoring Ceremony and the debut of this year’s SAY Scroll featuring wisdom & advice from our graduating class to young people who stutter.

Date & Time:

Visit the Confident Voices Blog to see all the fantastic moments from our 2021 Graduation Week Celebration, including this year’s SAY Scroll Highlights!

Confident Voices Blog!
The Storytelling Project
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The Storytelling Project

12-Week Program - Began October 8, 2020

The Spoken Word Project
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The Spoken Word Project

7-Week Program - Began February 4, 2021

The Mentor Project
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The Mentor Project

8-Week Program - Began April 29, 2021

At SAY, we believe the arts are for everybody. Confident Voices invites all kids and teens who stutter to work together and support each other as they explore different channels of communication and share what’s in their hearts and on their minds, with friends who understand their experiences.

All 2020/2021 Confident Voices programming will take place via Zoom Video Conferencing to protect the health and safety of our amazing SAY community.

Confident Voices is offering 3 programming sessions during the 2020/2021 school year:

A collective Virtual Share will follow each project, giving participants the opportunity to showcase their creativity and celebrate their voices in a receptive and appreciative online space.

Confident Voices is an exceptional and transformative experience where young people who stutter can build the confidence, communication skills, and relationships they need to thrive. Confident Voices programming is absolutely FREE!!! Click the circles above for more details about these amazing programs!

Confident Voices

— Allison, a SAY Parent

Additional Programming:

SAY offers comprehensive programming options to kids & teens who stutter (ages 2-18), both locally in NYC and nationally.

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