Stepping Up

Mentorship program for children who stutter, by teens who stutter.
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:

  • Mentors are 14-19 years old

  • 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

  • Our kid mentees are split up into two age groups

    • Mentee/School-Age (6-9 years old)

    • Mentee/Tweens (10-13 years old)

  • Kids must also participate for a minimum of one year
  • Respond to their teen mentor throughout the program
  • If attending annual convention, participate with mentoring partner

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Join Our Stepping Up Program Today!

If you have any questions, please email us at steppingup@friendswhostutter.orgWe would love to hear from you. 

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FRIENDS: The National Association of Young People Who Stutter is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization under section 501(c)3.

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23429 County Road 1
Berthoud, CO 80513

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