Confident Voices

SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young


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

To do our part for the health and safety of our staff, the amazing young people we serve, and our fellow human beings, SAY has temporarily suspended in-person programming.

But SAY is still here! This unprecedented time of uncertainty calls for MORE support, connection, and love, and SAY remains 100% committed to staying present for you. We will not now, nor will we ever stop providing the invaluable programming, encouragement, and friendship that our SAY community relies on.

Our dedicated staff is reimagining Confident Voices programming so it may be offered remotely. Here are some important updates:

Remember, SAY is here, so please feel free to contact our Confident Voices team with any questions!

The Songwriting Project
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The Songwriting Project

8 Week Program - Starts 9/28/19

The Short Play Project
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The Short Play Project

9 Week Program - Starts 12/6/19

The Mentor Project
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The Mentor Project

9 Week Program - Starts 4/21/20

Every person has a story to tell and a voice that deserves to be heard. SAY’s ground-breaking Confident Voices programming employs the arts to inspire creativity, confidence, and communication in young people who stutter.

We believe the arts are for everybody, so Confident Voices encourages all kids and teens who stutter to collaborate and explore new channels of expression in a safe and supportive space.

Our 7-9 week programs embolden young people who stutter to share what’s in their hearts and on their minds…with friends who understand their experiences.

Confident Voices offers 3 programming sessions during the school year:

Each project ends with a vibrant performance in a safe and appreciative public space when participants can truly express themselves onstage. Confident Voices is an exceptional, collaborative and transformative experience.

Confident Voices programming is absolutely FREE!!! Click the circles above for more details about these amazing programs!

Visit the Confident Voices Blog to follow the fun! It’s THE place to go for frequent updates, photos & stories.

Confident Voices Blog

Confident Voices Wins Nation's Top Honor!

In 2017, Confident Voices was awarded the National Art and Humanities Youth Program Award (NAHYPA), which recognizes the country's best creative youth development programs. Click below for the exciting full story!

Confident Voices Wins NAHYPA!

Additional Programming:

SAY offers comprehensive programming options to kids & teens who stutter (ages 8-18), both locally in NYC and nationally.

Questions About Confident Voices?

Our Programming Staff is happy to help:

You may also submit an inquiry or download a brochure


At SAY, Umzima is developing relationships that give her the opportunity to be independent, curious and confident.


The SAY experience is world class in building well-adjusted, communicative youngsters who may otherwise have suffered feelings of shame, frustration, isolation and deprivation.

Phil Schneider

We have been proud members of the SAY family for over 9 years now. SAY has been a godsend for Victoria. She often calls SAY her second family...


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