On Wednesday, May 9th 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 WashingtonDC 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!
On Thursday, April 26th, Tuesday’s Children hosted the annual Take Our Children to Work Day program. Over 100 children participated in the national day with over 30 corporate placements. Corporate placements 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, New York Mets, New York Yankees, NHL, NYPD, NYSE, Palese Lab (Mount Sinai School of Medicine), Patch/Aol, Peoples Improv Theater, Ralph Lauren, Silverstein, Stillwell Partners, The Legacy Agency, Warner Bros Wilhelmina Modeling Agency, Yahoo and Zenith Optimedia. 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!”
Many thanks to our corporate hosts and volunteer chaperones for making this day another success!
See coverage of Take Our Children to Work Day with the NY Mets from Eyewitness News here:
On Wednesday, April 25th, the National Football League invited Tuesday’s Children to its annual “Take Our Kids to Work Day.” Throughout the event, our young members gained a closer look into the inner-workings of the NFL. From observing the production process of all hand-made NFL footballs, to learning more about the NFL officiating training process, the agenda was full of enriching activities. Our members also received an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the NFL Draft at RadioCityMusic Hall. The day ended with a stop at the NFL’s Play 60 Youth Football Festival, where participants engaged in several athletic football drills with some of the current NFL players and Hall of Fame members.
One of our participants shared, “This was one of the best days ever. I could see myself working here in the offices one day, or hopefully playing on the field! Thanks Tuesday’s Children!”
A special thanks to the National Football League for a wonderful experience and for supporting Tuesday’s Children.
On Sunday, April 15th, the First Responder Alliance was invited to bowl at Dani’s Strike Zone. Thanks to the generosity of Diane at Dani Strike Zone, over 100 responders and their families, along with the Elmont, New York Fire and Police Departments were able to spend the afternoon bowling. Diane provided prizes, arcade games and lunch for everyone! Toys were also raffled off donated in memory of Mark ‘Ski’ Gajewski.
A special thanks to Diane and the staff at Dani Strike Zone for providing such a wonderful afternoon for us!
On Friday, April 13th, Tuesday's Children's young adults visited the NY District Attorney's Office to explore the ins -and- outs of the state court system for a Career Shadow Day. The participants learned the logistics of evidence collection, fingerprinting, engineering, and watched a K-9 dog presentation. This Career Shadow Day was one of many to be provided through Tuesday's Children's recently developed Career Resource Center. Keep an eye out for more Career Shadow Day opportunities in the near future.