Who we are
We are SAY, short for Seniors and Youth , an award-winning social venture that creates jobs for Korean retirees by empowering them as tutors who teach online Korean lessons to learners all over the world.
Korea is the fastest aging country in the world.
We are effectively tackling this huge socio-economic issue through Korean language and cultural education.
To create sustainable and fulfilling jobs for Korean seniors and provide quality Korean education to learners worldwide.
To build the world's largest intergenerational community of retired educators and students.
Our Fundraising Needs
Our goal is to create 250 new jobs by the end of the year for retirees by hiring them as SAY Tutors.
For $200, you can help SAY create 5 new sustainable and fulfilling jobs for seniors and kickstart their post retirement lives.
Previous grants cover administrative costs, but we need your support to make sure we can continue to promote our program and build out a vibrant and active senior tutor community.
We are asking for a minimum of $10,000 to cover the funding gap and meet our goal of creating 250 new jobs.
Plan of use
40% - SAY tutor recruitment
40% - Growth and marketing
20% - Ongoing professional development and community building
The impact that you can make with a donation is immediate and measurable. We will keep you updated on our progress via our Facebook page and email newsletters. We are deeply grateful for your support and please share about SAY with your friends and family!
Learn more about us at: www.sayspeaking.com
Note: Quan Nguyen is SAY's Cofounder and CMO. He is the sole US citizen in our team so he will be withdrawing the donations on our behalf because Gofundme currently does not support campaigns run in Korea or by Korean nationals. Thank you for your understanding!
Contributions are NOT tax- deductible as SAY Global is not a 501(c)(3) organization.
Top Finalist at Princeton Social Innovation Competition
TOP 11 at Social Venture Competition Asia
Grand Prize Winner of LaunchCup 2017
Seoul City Mayor’s Award of Excellence
We currently serve students from North America, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East who need to improve their Korean speaking for their careers or education.
A large portion are 2nd and 3rd generation Korean Americans who want to maintain their cultural heritage by learning to speak their mother tongue, Korean.
All of our SAY tutors take immense pride in teaching and connecting with the younger generation. They feel SAY has given them an outlet to not only obtain gainful employment but also learn and grow in their post-retirement lives.
Thank you so much.
- The SAY Team
On the News
Arirang Heart to Heart July 2017
Chosun Ilbo March 2016
아이비리그 대학생 가르치는 '눈부신 실버'
The Daily Pennsylvanian October 2016
Hankyoreh (한겨레) October 2015
무뚝뚝한 경상도 아저씨, 소통 말문 터졌다
Yonhap News October 2015
"미국 명문대생이 제자예요"..한국어 강사 어르신들
매일방송 (MBN) October 2015
"아이비리그생 가르치고 국제택시 몰고"…인생 2모작도 세계화
- Moonhwa Hong
- Song mi Yi
- Christine Lee
- Youngsuk Chi