NEW YORK - Tuesday’s Children, a national nonprofit organization that provides services to 9/11 families, is currently recruiting young, active females from the Little Egg Harbor and Rumson and the neighboring towns to serve as positive role models for children who lost a parent on September 11th or as a result of 9/11. Tuesday’s Children provides a wide range of services for September 11th families including mentoring, advocacy for children, next-step like skills and leadership training for adults.
The Tuesday’s Children Mentoring Program pairs these children with specially-trained adult role models who can offer new opportunities, provide guidance, enhance coping skills and most of all have fun. Mentoring candidates will be screened and trained by mentoring experts and then matched with a child in their area. Mentors must be 21 years of age and agree to a one-year minimum commitment.
Tuesday’s Children offers a community based mentoring program which takes place at either the child’s home or somewhere within the community. The mentors participating in the program will meet twice a month (days, times and locations are flexible) for one-on-one sessions, which may include playing basketball in the backyard, helping with homework, playing board games, taking in a sporting event, volunteering together for a community service project, or just providing a shoulder to lean on. Tuesday’s Children also offers quarterly group outing such as ice skating, museums, bowling and picnics as well as tickets to various events like New York Mets games, New Jersey Liberty games, Broadway shows, or the circus.