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2012

Upcoming Calendar 

 

5/24

11th Annual Lou Russo Memorial Inn Club Golf Outing Fundraiser

 

5/24

Take Our Children to Work Day:

9/11 Memorial & Museum

 

6/7

Career Resource Center's

Career Networking Seminar

 

6/20

National September 11th Memorial & Museum Tour (9/11 families)

 

7/8

New York City Triathlon Endurance Fundraiser

 

7/10

National September 11th Memorial & Museum Tour (FRA)

 

7/12 - 7/20

Project Common Bond 2012

Boston, MA

 

7/26

Family Beach Day

Sandy Hook, NJ

 

8/8

Corey Lidle Baseball Clinic with the New York Mets

 

8/14

Take Our Children to Work Day: Ogilvy and Mather

 

8/15

Take Our Children to Work Day: Stuart Weitzman

 

8/16

Fishing Trip (FRA)

 

 

Fran's Corner

Tips from Fran Furman, LMSW, Tuesday's Children's Director of Counseling

  

There is concern that texting and social media platforms are causing teens to lack in interpersonal communication skills. For example, teens are breaking up with boyfriends and girlfriends over text and this is considered completely normal. Those uncomfortable "break up" discussions that all of us hated were a learning experience. Teens have a fear of confrontation, rejection, disappointment, failure and embarrassment. When social media is used to communicate in relationships it does not afford teens the opportunity to learn tact, sensitivity, empathy, respect, anger management and communication skills. 

 

But of even greater concern, is that this lack of ability to handle face to face communication comfortably can cause stress in our teens as they transition into the business world and adult living situations. 

 

Dr. Steven Dickstein of the Child Mind Institute recently spoke to a group of parents on the topic "Are Kids Lost In Cyberspace"?  Read a synopsis of his remarks here.

 

For more information about this topic or to schedule a session with Fran Furman, Director of Counseling, 

please contact her at 

fran@tuesdayschildren.org 

or 516-562-9000. 

 


 

Helpful Tips 

from the 

9/11 Memorial 

 

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May 30, 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the formal end of the nine-month recovery operations at the World Trade Center site following the 9/11 attacks. 

 

During this time, tens of thousands of men and women came to the site to assist in any way they could. Their selfless commitment was the first step in rebuilding the World Trade Center and revitalizing New York City. An event will be held at the 9/11 Memorial on May 30, 2012 beginning at 6:30 p.m., to honor the thousands of men and women who came to the site in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. The event is open to 9/11 rescue, recovery and relief workers, and their guests.

 

Capacity on the 9/11 Memorial's plaza is limited, so those who wish to attend must register and reserve a pass online at www.911memorial.org/may30

 

The event will take place rain or shine.

 

 

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!

 

MAY:

Anthony & Doug | 6 years

Colette & Charlotte | 5 years

Marc & Christina | 4 years

Nolan & Jake | 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.

 

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

 

We are pleased to announce that we have expanded our Take Our Children to Work Day program to include many additional and exciting opportunities! This past month, Tuesday's Children's young adults were hosted at Facebook and MTV. This Thursday, May 24th, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum will be hosting our teenage population. Participants will get a behind-the scenes look at the Memorial and meet with their staff to learn more about the Memorial and Museum -- things such as why certain artifacts were chosen and what is entailed in preparing a museum exhibit. We have limited spots left. If you have a teen who would like to take part in this program, please contact Molly, molly@tuesdayschildren.org.

 

Thank you for all your tremendously positive feedback from our Annual Take Our Children to Work Day program! The Wounded Warriors tell us that they were incredibly moved by the outpouring of the support shown by Tuesday's Children family members at the Friars Club lunch. Please stay tuned for more Helping Heals opportunities with the Warriors and Veteran families.  

 

We are excited to be including a number of new countries in Project Common Bond this year- France has confirmed their participation, while Kenya, Morocco and Algeria are awaiting their visa confirmation. This is in addition to the ten nations and territories that participated last year in this one-of-a-kind/special/unique program for children around the world who have lost a loved one to an act of terrorism. It should be our best program ever.

 

Please remember that Fran Furman, fran@tuesdayschildren.org is available for counseling and/or referrals if you or a family member is looking for additonal support.

 

With best regards, 

 

Terry Sears

Executive Director

Don't Miss Out!

Sign up NOW for upcoming opportunities from Tuesday's Children:

  

Take Our Children to Work Day:

9/11 Memorial & Museum

Thursday, May 24th, 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM; Ages 13-22

Participants will get a behind-the-scenes look at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, first meeting with museum staff to learn why certain artifacts are chosen, how they come together to tell a story and what goes into preparing them for a museum exhibit. 

 

**Limited spots left.

To RSVP, please contact Molly at molly@tuesdayschildren.org

or 978-886-5466.

 

 

Project Common Bond 2012: 7/12 - 7/20

Last Chance to Apply!

Governor's Academy

Byfield, MA (30 minutes outside of Boston)

  

Project Common Bond brings together teens, ages 15 - 20, from around the world who share the common bond of losing a loved one to an act of terrorism for an eight-day peace-building and conflict negotiation symposium.

  

Learn how to apply for PCB 2012 here or contact Kathy Murphy at kathy@tuesdayschildren.org or 516-562-9000 for further questions.

 

 

Career Resource Center: Connect with LinkedIn!

Studies have shown employers are increasingly using LinkedIn to identify and hire potential new employees. Don't miss out on this growing job market! Creating a LinkedIn profile gives you professional online presence and serves as a tool for you to share your skills, education, and career interests with potential employers. You can use LinkedIn to join various groups related to your career field, and network with integral high level professionals.

 

Congratulations to one of our Career Resource Center young adults for securing a job at the fast-growing company, Square!

 

Have you contacted Chrissy to find out more about our support and programs? For information about creating a strong LinkedIn profile, and upcoming seminars and programs, please contact Chrissy at christine@tuesdayschildren.org or 516-562-9000.

 

 

NYC Marathon: Run for a Cause! 

Don't miss out on the opportunity to be 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.

 

 

Outward Bound Trip Offers

Outward Bound is offering several Heroic Journey trips this summer designed for teens coping with the loss of a loved one (not exclusive to 9/11 loss). During these transformational seven-day wilderness adventures, participants experience powerful grief work activities woven into the traditional Outward Bound outdoor curriculum.

 

Participants must be ages 14 - 18 to attend. If interested, please contact Outward Bound directly at 866-467-7651. For more information on the Outward Bound programs, please visit their website.

Past Programs

  

Take Our Children to Work Day 2012 

Beacon Humane  

On Thursday, April 26th, Tuesday's Children hosted the annual Take Our Children to Work Day. Over 100 children participated in the national day with over 30 corporate placements. Corporate partners included: American Express, Beacon Restaurant, Gregory J. Cannata & Associates, CNN, Coach, FBI,Friars Club, Grace Institute, New York Humane Society, IAVA, JP Morgan, LinkedIn, Lippe Taylor, L'Oreal, Michael Kors, MLB, Myriad Restaurant Group, New York Mets, New York Yankees, NHL, NYPD, NYSE, Palese Lab (Mt. Sinai School of Medecine), Patch/AOL, Peoples Improv Theater, Ralph Lauren, Silverstein, Stillwell Partners, The Legacy Agency, Warner Bros., Wilhelmina Modeling Agency, Yahoo and ZenithOptimedia. As one participant from Palese Lab said, "Thank you for this opportunity, I will always remember it."


The program for adults was held at the Friars Club, including special guests from the Gift of Laughter Wounded Warrior Program, a non-profit organization that provides uplifting entertainment to enhance and increase the well-being of troops injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. As one parent said "This was a special opportunity to share the gift of laughter with family and friends!"

  

  

Speak Up for Kids Event with

the Child Mind Institute

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Tuesday's Children and the Child Mind Institute presented a Speak Up for Kids program on 'Raising Resilient Children". The presentation, given by noted child and adolescent psychiatrist, Dr. Alan Ravitz, focused on how to foster resilience and support children as they recover from the loss of a parent or loved one.

 

A portion of this program was skyped into the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA's) gala reception in Washington DC as part of their National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day. Tuesday's Children received national recognition for their work with children.  Tuesday's Children is committed to speaking up for our kids as children's mental health matters!  

 

 

Mentor of the Year is Awarded at Our 

"Toast to You" Event

 

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Tuesday's Children was delighted to host our "Toast to You" event this past Thursday, May 17th, honoring top supporters, program partners, volunteers and mentors for an evening of appreciation and recognition. These generous partners enable Tuesday's Children to provide the numerous programs and services for all family members.

 

The Mentor of the Year award was presented to Colette Arena, a five-year volunteer in the Mentoring Program, by last year's Mentor of the Year, Keith Pride. Colette and Charlotte, her mentee, are celebrating their five year match anniversary this month. Colette has supported Charlotte in countless ways including being her confirmation sponsor, chaperoning her at Take Our Children to Work Day for years and sharing many memories including their adventurous trips exploring the city. Thank you, Colette, for your dedication to Charlotte and support of Tuesday's Children!

 

 

Family Members Visit Facebook and MTV for 

Tuesday's Children's Take Our Children to Work Day

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Tuesday's Children's Take Our Children to Work Day Program is expanding, offering new and exciting opportunities on additional days! On Wednesday, May 16th, Facebook hosted a group of young adults and provided a tour of their offices and a seminar to learn more about the different careers offered.

 

On Friday, May 18th, another group spent the day shadowing employees of MTV/Viacom. Each participant was matched with a 'mentor' who spent the day showing them around the offices while attending different workshops. The cast of Nickelodeon's iCarlymet with the participants to talk about their careers and answer questions.

 

 

New York Mets Meet and Greets 

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The New York Mets kicked off the baseball season with their annual "Summer Series" Mets Meet and Greets in April and May! Tuesday's Children was welcomed to meet with the Met players and get autographs and pictures taken with their favorite players.

 

Tuesday's Children is looking forward to the rest of the season with the New York Mets!