Stepping Up

Stepping Up is a program that allows for children who stutter to be mentored by teens who stutter. Teens have a chance to be role models and provide support for younger individuals while children benefit from older role models that have experienced growing up as a person that stutters. Teenagers and mentees converse with each other about issues surrounding their stuttering and are always encouraged to talk about other life experiences besides stuttering.

Requirements for Teen Mentors

Mentor at least one child

Provide support throughout  the year

Participate for a minimum of one year

Support will be in the means of:

  • weekly e-mails
  • monthly emails/texts
  • monthly phone calls (optional)
  • monthly Google Hangouts (optional)
  • send birthday wishes/card on each child’s birthday
  • if attending annual convention, participate with mentoring partners.

Requirements for the Kid Mentees

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kids must also participate for a minimum of one year

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respond to their teen mentor throughout the program
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if attending annual convention, participate with mentoring partner

We need your help. Sign Up Now

Please fill out the form to the left and email to FRIENDS@friendswhostutter.org

Or for your convenience, you can signup online right here!