The Stuttering Association for the Young (formerly Our Time)
- New York
SAY: Our Mission
SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young is a national non-profit organization that empowers, educates, and supports young people who stutter and the world that surrounds them. Through summer camp, speech therapy, and creative expression, SAY builds a community of acceptance where young people who stutter gain confidence and communication skills.
SAY: Our Vision
A world where every voice matters
We believe that every young person who stutters has a voice that matters and it is a voice that deserves to be heard! When you support SAY, you make anything possible in the life of a child who stutters.
The Need. Over 70 million people stutter on a daily basis, including 5% of all children. Young people who stutter often face unimaginable fear and cruelty from a world that doesn't understand them. Over time, they may recoil from the world, silencing themselves to hide their stutter, embarrassment and shame. Young people who stutter may also feel incredibly isolated and alone, and many face daily ridicule, teasing and bullying.
Since 2001, The Stuttering Association for the Young, a non-profit 501(c)(3), has offered comprehensive, innovative programs that address the physical, social and emotional impacts of stuttering. For 15 years, so many incredible children have come to our programs in despair. We have been lifted by their courage and have witnessed the transformation that occurs when children who stutter develop the self-confidence, lasting friendships and support they need to express themselves fully and follow their dream.
SAY offers several innovative program
Camp SAY: Our 2-week ACA-accredited sleep-away summer camp provides a uniquely fun, highly immersive and transformative experience for young people who stutter. More at: CampSAY.org
Confident Voices After-School & Weekend Program: Our unique approach helps young people develop essential communication skills, forge new friendships and fully express their thoughts, ideas and dreams.
Speech Therapy: We help young people who stutter build self-confidence, enjoy greater independence, increase school participation and advocate for themselves.
Learn more at www.SAY.org