Confident Voices

Confident Voices

NAYPA Award

SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young

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Confident Voices is our award-winning, NYC-based After-School and Weekend Creative Arts Program that empowers, supports and champions young people who stutter, ages 8-18. Enrollment for 2020 Programs is open, REGISTER TODAY!

Songwriters
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Songwriters

The Songwriting Project is an 8-week program focused on original songwriting.

Short Play
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Short Play

The Short Play Project is an 8-week original playwriting program.

Mentor Project
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Mentor Project

Kids work with SAY alumni & other adults who stutter for 7-weeks to collaborate on original short performance pieces.

Confident Voices is a New York City-based after-school and weekend creative arts program designed especially for kids & teens who stutter (ages 8-18).

Confident Voices Wins the Nation’s Top Honor for afterschool & weekend programs – the 2017 National Art and Humanities Youth Program Award – from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The award recognizes the country’s best programs that utilize the arts and humanities to generate a broad range of successes, including increased academic achievement, high school graduation rates, and college enrollments.

Confident Voices encourages the expression of original ideas, builds a supportive community and forges rewarding friendships.  We are a place where everyone has as much time as they need to speak, completely free from judgment.

Utilizing the arts, such as songwriting, playwriting, performingmentoring and more, Confident Voices brings together kids and teens from all backgrounds and interests so they can get to know one another, work collaboratively, and share their thoughts, hopes and dreams in a safe and accepting space. Participants develop the confidence and courage they need to communicate more effectively in their everyday lives.

Registration is FREE and is now open for the ALL 2020 sessions. Click the circles below to learn more about these amazing programs.

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Participants have the opportunity to share their work on stage – with no pressure to perform – in small groups at the culmination of each program. Each performance is fully-produced by SAY’s distinguished artistic staff. It’s the ultimate confidence-building experience that transfers directly into the classroom and everyday life.

One-Act Project 

The One-Act Project invites our graduating seniors to write and direct their own original one-act plays. Learn more about this empowering program.

Kids receive so many important benefits from our After-School & Weekend program, including enhanced confidence, new friendships, greater independence, increased school participation and very importantly, young people learn how to most effectively advocate for themselves.

Watch a recent WPIX news Confident Voices segment, and read more about Confident Voices in Scholastic’s Action Magazine.

Interested in learning more about Confident Voices?

We would love to speak with you and 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. We’re here to help you choose the best program for your child.

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, and click Here for the 2019 SAY Schedule of Events.

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

Brenda
Parent

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
Ed.D. CCC-SLP

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...

Cliff
Parent

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