NFL gives $200,000 grant to Tuesday’s Children
The NFL has given a $200,000 grant to a mentoring program that supports children who have lost a parent in the military.
Tuesday’s Children, a nonprofit providing long-term support to communities and people impacted by terrorism and traumatic loss, received the grant this week. The NFL first worked with Tuesday’s Children following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, providing grants to aid thousands of first responder families.
For 15 years, Tuesday’s Children has provided youth mentoring programs to children who lost a parent in those attacks. The new NFL grant will be used to expand this program to include children ages 6 to 18 who have lost a parent in the military. The program matches children with carefully recruited and screened mentors who provide guidance, support and direction that help the children succeed academically and socially.
“The NFL is enabling us to take our youth mentorship program to a new base of children in need,” says Terry Sears, executive director of Tuesday’s Children. “Losing a parent under any circumstance is traumatic and can often put a child on a negative and destructive path; our mentorship program works to help children overcome their loss and go on to live successful and fulfilling lives.”