Every 1 Voice Matters

EVERY 1 VOICE MATTERS (E1VM)

A children's nonprofit devoted to making a difference and sparking change for the generation of our youth

EVERY 1 VOICE MATTERS (E1VM)

POVERTY

60% of PWS have a family member who stutter

DROPOUT

Dropout rates in the Deep South are nearly 200% higher than other parts of the country.

EDUCATION

Approximately 5 percent of all children stutter, which lasts six months or more

EVERY 1 VOICE MATTERS (E1VM) breaks down communicative, social and cultural barriers to teach kids to live their best lives

We have many areas of focus

Stuttering or Fluency

Helps kids with stuttering or fluency disorders to find their voice

Speech Assessments

Provides Speech Assessments and teaches Fluency Strategies in a small group or individual setting

Hands-on Activities

Provides communication skills, mindfulness training, desensitization strategies, educational counseling, life skills building, tutoring, workshops and mentorship

Public Speaking Skills

Incorporates Public Speaking Skills in a fun, interactive way to build confidence and self esteem

METHODOLOGY

1

Obtain referrals from public and private agencies

2

Conduct meetings, seminars and workshops for families in the community

3

Provide group and individual counseling sessions to families and the at-risk youth residing in Berkeley, Dorchester and surrounding counties

4

Network with other social service agencies in the community to provide families with 100% support

5

Set up peer to peer interactions for sharing and emotional and social support

EVERY 1 VOICE MATTERS (E1VM) Programs

Programs

Tutoring and After School Program

Program is designed to help students with homework, the South Carolina High School exam, and SAT/ACT preparation. Volunteer educators will head up this activity; specifically,

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Programs

Fluency Techniques Program

Program to assist participants to manage their stuttering effectively through fluency stabilizing and enhancing techniques and cope with the psychological aspects of stuttering Participants will

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Programs

Find Your Voice Program

The therapeutic program provides a supportive environment and empowers youth to develop speech and stuttering goals. Students will be taught more about stuttering phenomena and

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Programs

Health And Wellness Program

The US spends more than $147 billion on obesity-related illnesses. E1VM will deliver a nutrition, wellness and prevention component for our participants EV1M will partner

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Progress to HELP BUILD

To provide community outreach, education and support the poor and disadvantaged individuals and families of children who stutter to build proper speech techniques, self-esteem and self-confidence and improve quality of life