Over the years we have worked closely with other 9/11 organizations that have made families and children a priority. In this article, we are proud to highlight some of the wonderful programs run by Tuesday’s Children.
GOALS & OBJECTIVES
Helping children and families of 9/11 victims heal and move forward Providing long-term services and counseling to families impacted by 9/11.
Tuesday’s Children was founded to promote long-term healing in all those directly impacted by the events of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. Our mission today is to keep the promise to those children and families while serving and supporting communities affected by acts of terror worldwide. Our services strengthen family resiliency and create community through mentoring, leadership, family engagement opportunities, and “helping-heals” opportunities.
OVERVIEW OF SERVICES
Our time-tested, long-term approach – forged in the aftermath of 9/11 – enables families and communities torn apart by tragedy to heal, recover, and thrive for a lifetime. We foster community among families and provide programs and services designed to help them move forward in their lives. We provide a range of services for the 9/11 community, including counseling and mental health services, educational and career guidance for teenagers and young adults, leadership training for adolescents, and parenting and life management programs for adults.
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Career Resource Center
The Career Resource Center enhances life skills and social connections through interactive workshops and seminars that address leadership development, college preparation and career guidance. Through each program, participants will be educated on the best practices in today’s job search and form efficient ways to get the right internship and/or job. Career Resource Center lays the groundwork for you to take control of your career and provides the framework, strategy and tools to accomplish your goals.
The Tuesday’s Children Helping Heals program is a community service initiative that gives youth the transformational and rewarding experience of giving back to other communities in need. Research indicates that giving something back to the community helps improve psychological mental health. Through this program, Tuesday’s Children has connected youth and families with international, domestic and local community service projects and disaster relief programs.
Project COMMON BOND
This international program unites teenagers, ages 15-20, from around the world, who share a “common bond”— the loss of a family member due to an act of terrorism, violent extremism or war. Since 2008, we have brought together over 400 teenagers from 20 countries and territories to turn their experiences of losing a loved one to terrorism into positive actions that can help others exposed to similar tragedy. Participant countries include Algeria, Argentina, Croatia, England, France, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Kenya, Liberia, Morocco, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Pakistan, Palestine, Russia, Spain and Sri Lanka.
Family Engagement events are designed to strengthen resilience by building a community among families with similar experiences and introduce individuals to other Tuesday’s Children programs and services. We hold Family Engagement programs in various locations throughout the tri-state area and have hosted partnered events with many influential organizations over the years, including family baseball events with the New York Mets and Yankees, ice skating events with the New York Islanders, basketball events with the New York Knicks, and special event initiatives with the New York Giants and Jets.