Youth Mentoring for Post-9/11 Military for Families of the Fallen
Goal: Improve the emotional, behavioral, and academic outcomes of 350 surviving children by providing one-on-one youth mentoring
Nationwide, more than 37,000 families are grieving the loss of a post-9/11 service member or veteran, including those who have died by suicide. Tuesday’s Children’s addresses the needs of military families in all stages of recovery following the loss of a family member. Tuesday’s Children’s Youth Mentoring program encourages and supports longstanding relationships between adult role models and children ages 8-18. These mentorships enable children to grow both emotionally and socially, to build resilience, and to develop coping skills while making healthy choices. Studies show that youth mentoring from a consistent, stable, and supportive adult role model reduces risky behavior and fills an unmet need for children impacted by traumatic loss. This NFL-BWF Salute to Service investment will improve the emotional, behavioral, and academic outcomes of 350 surviving children by providing one-on-one youth mentoring.