The Friars Club, The NY Mets and NYSE Euronext Open Their Doors To "Tuesday's Children" On Take Our Children To Work Day Children Who Lost a Family Member on 9/11 and Those of 9/11 Responders Get First-Hand Experience at More Than Forty NYC Companies

NEW YORK, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Friars Club, the New York Mets, NYSE Euronext and close to fifty other New York-based companies will open their doors to more than 200 children who lost a parent on 9/11 or whose parent is a 9/11 Responder, as part of the annual Take Our Children to Work Day program. The boys and girls, who range in age from 8-18, are members of Tuesday's Children, a non-profit service organization that has made a long-term commitment to all those impacted by September 11th.

NYSE Euronext, which owns and operates The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), will host children and give them an overview of The Exchange and its nearly 220-year history.  The day program will include presentations, a trading floor tour, media room press booth visits and meetings with top professional leaders. Christine Sandler, Executive Vice President, NYSE Euronext and Executive Sponsor of the company's Working Parents/Caregivers employee resource group said, "NYSE Euronext is honored to host young adults from Tuesday's Children's 11th Annual 'Take Our Children to Work Day' program at the New York Stock Exchange. Over the years we have kept Tuesday's Children family members in our thoughts and hearts by inviting them to take part in our Bell Ringing ceremonies and other special events. In supporting Tuesday's Children, we remember and pay tribute to all of the family, friends and colleagues that we lost on September 11, 2001."

The New York Mets are hosting children who will play an integral role in preparing for today's game vs. the Florida Marlins. The teens will be working in coordination with the media relations team and the players for pre and post game preparation. Vice President, Media Relations, Jay Horwitz, said "We've had a long association with Tuesday's Children and we're always happy to expand that relationship. This is a great opportunity for the kids to learn in a professional setting."

Terry Sears, Executive Director of Tuesday's Children, said, "On Take Our Children to Work Day, most children can go off to work with their parents. The reality is that more than ten years later, this day is still a stark reminder of what's missing in the lives of our kids. Thanks to the extraordinary participation of dozens of companies, our children are able to explore the many choices life has to offer and begin to fulfill their dreams.

Our deepest gratitude goes out to all of these participants, but especially to the twenty four new partners this year, and all of those who welcome Tuesday's Children into their lives today," Ms. Sears concluded. 

While the children are having an experience of a lifetime, their parents will be at a private comedy show hosted by Tuesday's Children at the Friars Club.  Along with the parents, Tuesday's Children will be hosting very special guests, wounded warriors from the Gift of Laughter.

For the eleventh year in a row, local businesses, government officials, artists, and craftsmen have opened their offices, workshop and theater doors to the kids of 9/11. This year's list of hosts is any kid's dream come true. Among the participants these years are:


American Express

Fire Department of New York (FDNY)

Armani Exchange   

New York Police Department (NYPD)

Beacon Restaurant 

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE Euronext)

Cable News Network (CNN)  

Ogilvy and Mather

Coach  

Palese Laboratory at Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Conde Nast  

Patch/AOL

Criteo  

Peoples Improv Theater

Emmis Communications  

Ralph Lauren Corporation

Facebook 

Silverstein Properties

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)  

Stillwell Partners

Friars Club 

Stuart Weitzman

Grace Institute  

TravelEx

Gregory J. Cannata & Associates 

The Humane Society of New York

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP 

The Legacy Agency

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) 

The L'Oreal Group

J.P. Morgan Chase 

The New York County District Attorney's Office

LinkedIn 

The New York Mets

Lippe Taylor 

The New York Yankees

Michael Kors 

Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

MTV 

Wilhelmina Models

Myriad Restaurant Group 

Yahoo! Inc.

National Broadcasting Company (NBC) 

ZenithOptimedia

National Football League (NFL) 


National Hockey League (NHL) 



Tuesday's Children is a non-profit family service organization that has made a long-term commitment to every individual impacted by the events of September 11, 2001and those who have been impacted by terrorist incidents worldwide. Since 2001, Tuesday's Children has promoted healing and recovery by strengthening family resilience, providing individual coping and life management skills and creating community through programs, mental health support and family engagement opportunities. For more information, please visit www.tuesdayschildren.org.

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