The Mentor Project is a 7-week original playwriting program. For 7-weeks in the Spring, we invite SAY alumni and adults who stutter to work with our current kids and teens in small groups to create a 5-minute piece of their choosing. This can include raps, songs, poems, dance pieces, magic shows, movie trailers, visual art pieces and more. At the end of this session, all are welcome to perform their creation in an Off-Broadway theater for friends, family, and the stuttering community.
Why Mentoring? The Mentor Project allows generations of people who stutter to collaborate and inspire one another. It’s a rare opportunity for young people to meet and talk with adults who have been through similar struggles and have triumphed. It’s also a breath of fresh air for adults to be animated by youthful creativity and strength.
Participants have the opportunity to share their work on stage – with no pressure to perform – in small groups at the culmination of each program, in a performance fully produced by SAY’s distinguished artistic staff. It’s the ultimate confidence-building experience that transfers directly into the classroom and everyday life.
Registration is OPEN.
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Program Starts: April 17th & 18th
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During our 2019/2020 season, Confident Voices is being offered FREE while space lasts.
We would love to meet you! You can also visit a Confident Voices session to see what it’s all about. To learn more about Confident Voices, receive a program package via mail, or for answers to any questions you may have about our Confident Voices After-School & Weekend programs, please call or email our Director of Programming: Kate@SAY.org, or 212-414-9696, ext. 208, or Associate Director of Confident Voices: Aidan@SAY.org,212-414-9696, ext.207.
You may also submit an inquiry, or download a brochure.
Watch a recent WPIX news Confident Voices segment, read more about Confident Voices in Scholastic’s Action Magazine.
Do you live outside of the NY Tristate area – please consider our national Storytellers program or visit our national Camp SAY site (CampSAY.org).
Visit our Events page to see upcoming programs.
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