Life-changing moments are happening in Tuesday’s Children’s Youth Mentoring Program for Military Families of the Fallen.
We pair caring adults with children ages 6-18 who have lost a loved one who served in the U.S. military post-9/11. Using our Long-Term Healing Model, these mentee-mentor matches become lasting, meaningful friendships.
If you’re a parent looking for a mentor for your child:
Everyone deserves a mentor. But when a child has lost a parent or sibling following military service, that need for another trusted adult is powerful. This is where Tuesday’s Children steps in to help connect your young person with a screened, trained adult mentor who will not be a replacement for the lost loved one, but rather a caring role model who is committed to being a positive agent of change in the life of a child.
Our nationwide program matches youth with mentors who share common interests, personality traits and so much more. Our mentoring pairs spend several hours a month together, whether virtually, in-person or a hybrid of the two. While the Tuesday’s Children team will provide some ideas for activities – such as volunteering, preparing a meal, gaming, painting, taking a field trip or attending sporting or arts events – the decision of how to spend time together is up to the mentor and child. (Of course, parents are engaged throughout the match relationship, too.)
If you’re looking to serve others as a mentor:
Our mentors tell us their lives have been enriched and changed for the better because of their friendship with the Gold Star youth they are privileged to mentor. Adults who have had their own loss journey are often excellent mentors.
A thorough selection and training process ensures volunteers who are committed to the unique needs of bereaved children are prepared for their mentoring role. These dedicated volunteers are supported and nurtured by a professional staff to ensure a safe, caring environment for the youth, and a positive experience for the mentor, as well.
If you want to support our Youth Mentoring Programs:
Tuesday’s Children continues to keep the promise because of the dedication of sponsors who support our program, most notably through financial contributions or in-kind donations. Reach out to us today and share your support: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday’s Children’s Youth Mentoring Program began 20 years ago to serve children who lost someone on 9/11, and we are honored to extend our long-term healing model to those whose fallen loved ones answered the call to military service post-9/11.
If you are a military family who has lost a loved one or if you have the heart to serve this community, please join our Tuesday’s Children family. Email: email@example.com
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