On Wednesday, April 11th, close to thirty Tuesday’s Children’s mentors and members from the Junior Board had a private tour of the 9/11 Memorial. The tour was led by Jim, a mentor matched in the program for 5 years who also serves as a docent for the WTC Tribute Center. Jim lead a heartfelt tour and encouraged each person to experience the Memorial on their own. Staff members of the Memorial were on hand to share details of the Memorial and the changes that are happening as the construction continues. Both the mentors and Jr. Board volunteer their time and dedicate themselves to raising awareness for Tuesday’s Children.
After the tour, mentors participated in a continuing education training “How mentors can support mentees dealing with traumatic grief”, led by Fran Furman, Director of Counseling. Mentors were able to have an open discussion about their triumphs and challenges through the years of being mentors. Volunteers who are new to the program were joined by mentors who have been involved for as few as six months to as long as eight years.
Tuesday’s Children thanks the 911 Memorial and Museum for their commitment to ensuring everyone associated with Tuesday’s Children has a unique and private experience.