T News July
 
  

2012

Upcoming Calendar 

    

8/8

Cory Lidle Baseball Clinic with the New York Mets

 

8/14

Take Our Children to Work Day: Ogilvy and Mather

 

8/16

Fishing Trip (FRA)

    

8/23

Fishing Trip (9/11 Families)

 

9/6

Tuesday's Children's Annual Gala, Let Our Past Change the Future 

 

9/7

Tuesday's Children's Junior Board Presents Rise Up Downtown

 

9/8

Day of Service

 

9/15

Women of One Fabric Workshop

 

10/14

Spring Reins of Hope Mentoring Program

 

10/21

College Prep Seminar

 

10/28

Keynote Speaker at the Intrepid

 

11/4

New York City Marathon (spots still available)

 

Candy's Corner

Tips from Candy Cucharo, MSW

 

Summer is a time for rest and relaxation. However, it isn't always easy for us to relax. I have heard people ask, "It's summer vacation, why do I feel stressed?" In fact, we are constantly facing conflicting forces pulling us in different directions-- even during our vacations. We want to pack so much into every day, including fun activities, connecting with family and friends, multitasking, planning for the school year. It's hard to be calm when there is so much to do. The article attached, excerpted from "The Calm Brain," addresses the importance of creating quiet and calm in our livees and the lives of our children. When we have peace of mind, we think faster, sleep better and have less anxiety. Summer is only half over. There is still time for the rest and relaxation we so need and deserve. 

 

Read more: The Secret to Calm Parenting  

 

Career Resource Center Tip of the Week

 

Internships Make a Difference:

Prepare for your Fall Internship now!

  

University officials and employers universally maintain that partaking in an internship is integral to finding meaningful employment in today's seemingly impenetrable job market, U.S. News recently reported. Beneficial for current college students as well as recent graduates, Melissa Benca, Director of Career Services at Marymount Manhattan College, reiterated that internships are now considered essential for demonstrating work experience to potential employees. "Students with internships on their resume, she said, "have a much better chance of landing a full-time position upon graduation."

 

In addition to giving applicants a competitive edge, internships are also helpful in identifying desired career paths and building essential connections within a career field. In fact, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, employers reported hiring 70% of their interns.

 

Learn more about Tuesday's Children's Career Resource Center and how to be a top candidate! Contact Chrissy at christine@tuesdayschildren.org.

 

 

 


 

Helpful Tips 

from the 

9/11 Memorial 

 

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Here is something to take note of on your next visit. The 9/11 pools are surrounded by oak trees, but their placement is not random. The first ring of trees around each pool is exactly 212 feet across, and each of those trees stands where a structural steel column of the Twin Towers used to be. 9/11 Memorial architect Michael Arad has said that the timbers function as a living memorial to the fallen buildings.

 

Mentoring Anniversaries

 

Tuesday's Children's Mentoring Program is committed to creating long-standing match relationships. Our matches between mentors and mentees well exceed the national match average length. 

 

Join us in celebrating each of these

accomplished matches!

 

June:

Jennifer & Shay | 1 year

Henry & Liam | 3 years

Chrissy & Julia | 1 year

Doug and Joseph 5 years

Scott & Mitchell | 6 years

John & Adam | 4 years

 

How To Help

 

For volunteer opportunities, please contact Molly at 516-562-9000 or molly@tuesdayschildren.org.

 

To make a tax deductible donation online, click here.

 

To speak to a Tuesday's Children team member regarding volunteer opportunities or to make a donation, please call 516-562-9000.

 

Contact Us

 

Tuesday's Children

390 Plandome Road, #217

Manhasset, NY 11030

 

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Dear Tuesday's Children's Family Members and Friends,

  

I hope that you and your family are enjoying some lazy, summer days and are finding some time to relax together!

 

We are very excited to tell you about some wonderful programs that we have on the calendar for the rest of the summer! Tuesday's Children, The Cory Lidle Foundation and the NY Mets are teaming up on August 8th for an incredibly memorable baseball clinic, including an interactive professional sports panel, Mets Batting Practice and Meet and Greet. There are a few spots left for children between the ages of 10-15, so please contact us as soon as possible if you haven't signed up.  

 

On September 8th, we are thrilled to be joining forces with Goldman Sachs and their employees for a Day of Service for Veterans and their families. Tuesday's Children family members are invited to give back to our Veteran community by completing projects for many worthwhile organizations including American Widows Project, Operation GoodyBag and Hearts for Hope, among others.

 

We are pleased to announce that this summer's Project Common Bond program, was an overwhelming success! This year, we were able to include five new countries including Nigeria, Algeria, Morocco, France, and Pakistan-- totaling 73 young people from all over the world that attended our program in Byfield, Massachusetts. It was truly amazing to witness both their dialogue towards peace and their new friendships. Thanks to all of the families who participated, and we are already looking forward and preparing for next year!

 

Please remember to check our calendar regularly for upcoming family programs and events.

 

Wishing you a happy and healthy summer,

 

Terry Sears

 

Executive Director

Don't Miss Out!

Sign up NOW for upcoming opportunities from

Tuesday's Children:

 

Cory Lidle Foundation Baseball Clinic

Wednesday, August 8th, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ages 10 - 15

 

Tuesday's Children, the Cory Lidle Foundation and the NY Mets will be hosting a baseball program at Citifield on August 8th, 2012. The Cory Lidle Foundation, through charitable giving, allows families the opportunity to come together in an atmosphere of celebration.

 

The program begins with a baseball clinic which includes interaction with the NY Mets team. The children will then participate in a panel discussion with current and retired Mets players as well as professionals in the sports field on topics including leadership and goal setting. An educational seminar will follow which will include team and skill building games. Participants will then be invited to batting practice, a Mets Meet and Greet, and tickets will be given for their entire family to go to the 7:10 Mets game vs. the Marlins.

 

**Limited spots left. To RSVP, please contact molly at molly@tuesdayschildren.org or 516-562-9000. 

 

 

 

9/11 Day of Service

 

Please join Tuesday's Children in our largest service project to date!

Saturday, September 8, 2012, 11:00am - 3:00pm

 

Families are invited, as part of our Helping Heals initiative, to give back to the Veteran community by completing projects for a variety of Veteran organizations including: American Widows Project, Jericho Project, IAVA, Operation GoodyBag and Hearts for Hope! Tuesday's Children's goal is to complete over 2,000 projects and we need your help!!

 

St. Paul's Chapel

74 Trinity Place

New York, NY

 

Lunch will be provided and a panel discussion will be presented.

Letters documenting community hours served will be provided to volunteers upon request.

  

  

 

NYC Marathon: Run for a Cause! 

Sunday, November 11, 2012 

 

Don't miss out on the opportunity to be a part of an iconic NYC experience, the ING NYC Marathon! Tuesday's Children is an official charity partner for the ING NYC Marathon. Each participant that joins Team Tuesday's commits to fundraise at least $3,000 in support of our programs and services. Join Team Tuesday's or consider running for funds for Tuesday's Children if you've already secured a spot. Details here.

 

For more information, contact Alisha at alisha@tuesdayschildren.org.

Past Programs

 

   

Project COMMON BOND has another successful year!

  

     

  

During the third week of July, 73 young adults, who lost family members to acts of terrorism, from United States, Israel, Palestine, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Russia, Spain, Argentina, Algeria, Pakistan, Morocco, France, Nigeria and Sri Lanka came together for 8 days to create a community of understanding, healing, learning and leadership. These teenagers participated in Project Common Bond - a year round program that culminated at a week-long summit that centers on a dialogue exploring the role of dignity in conflict, resolution and communication, as well as courses in creative expression and actionable peace initiatives.They are working towards a more peaceful world and are challenging their peers globally to get involved in efforts to bring peace to their communities.

 

Amine Aissa El-Bey (Algeria): "We benefited from the brotherly spirit among us. We learned about peace, dignity and cooperation among us. We also learned about safety and respect. I really liked PCB because it brings us together. I am happy and comfortable with my brothers and sisters because I learned a lot from them, such as honesty, freedom of expression and patience. I thank everyone!"

 

Adrien Abescat (France): "I've met amazing people from all around the world this week. And to be able to talk that deeply with many of them really opened my mind. I'll go back to France with a message of peace and I'll spread it as much as I can."

 

James Ndeda (Kenya): "It does not matter, your religion, tribe, colour, your race, where you live, young or old. You are a special being and can make a change in many lives. Together we win."

 

Vera de Benito (Spain): "I take two things from PCB: Happiness-I've met new people and different cultures, and Security-I know that the victims of terrorism aren't alone."

 

Danielle Spinelli (United States): "Despite the fact that we may speak different languages and may have experienced different losses, we connect to one another as human beings. Sharing our experiences creates an open space where our vulnerability fosters a deep connection and a community of support. PCB brings us hope for the future and support from friends all over the world."

 

Harvard Professor Donna Hicks, author of Dignity: The Essential It Plays in Resolving Conflict Model, of the Weatherhead Center of International Affairs and Harvard University Law School's Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program serve as important partners and resources for Project Common Bond.

 

The Project COMMON BOND participants spent a fantastic day touring Boston starting at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library where they were addressed by Mrs. Vicki Kennedy, wife of the late Senator Edward Kennedy, who spoke from the heart of her husband's strong belief in community service and peace. Other activities included a PCB flash mob dance at Long Wharf and a thrilling Codzilla harbor boat ride before enjoying an end of day dinner and dancing at Jimmy's in Brookline.

 

  

 

 

 

 

First Responder Alliance Visits the 
National 9/11 Memorial 

 

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On Tuesday, July 10th, Tuesday's Children hosted 200 First Responder families at the 9/11 Memorial. The 9/11 Memorial welcomed Tuesday's Children's First Responder Alliance to the site and had their staff on hand to answer any questions about the Memorial and the progress of the museum construction. Afterwards, family members were invited to dinner at St. Paul's Chapel. For many First Responders, it was their first time visiting the Memorial.

 

Thank you to the 9/11 Memorial for hosting Tuesday's Children and providing a wonderful experience for our FIrst Responder Alliance!

 

 

 

 

Sandy Hook Recap

 

  

 

On Thursday, July 26th, Tuesday's Children families and First Responder Alliance were invited to the annual beach day at Sandy Hook. The event brought together families for a BBQ, time at the beach, music, and games. Tuesday's Children looks forward to this annual event as it provides the families the opportunity to connect with one another.

 

We appreciate the support of the Sea Gull's Nest Restaurant, This Is It Entertainment as well as Sparkles, the face painting clown!

 

 

 

Cantor Fitzgerald Charity Day 

 

  

 

Tuesday's Children would like to thank our friends at Cantor Fitzgerald for their generous donation of $50,000 from their 2011 Charity Day. Every year, Cantor Fitzgerald commemorates their employees lost on September 11, 2001 by reaching out to help dozens of charities around the world with their Charity Day. The event was created in the wake of 9/11 to support the Cantor Fitzgerald relief fund among other local and worthy charities.

 

Tuesday's Children is grateful for Cantor Fitzgerald's long standing and generous support of the 9/11 community.