Inspire students with the story of how a 5-year-old New Yorker’s idea to share his toys with California wildfire victims grew into a national “Pay It Forward” movement that transformed the 9/11 Anniversary into a positive platform for volunteer service.
Educate a generation of children about the tragedy of 9/11 through the filters of humanity, kindness, and service that united our Nation—and the world—on 9/12.
Activate 1.5 million middle and high school students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds in hands-on service-learning projects focused on disaster relief, community revitalization, and the arts.
The New York Says Thank You Foundation would like to acknowledge and recognize Tracey Vitchers who through her leadership, dedication, and hard work, created and launched The 9/12 Generation Project. After directing the creation and editing of the educational version of the full-length feature film New York Says Thank You to make it suitable for school systems and students, she brought together a national board of thought leaders on citizenship to create the curriculum and teacher materials to be used in conjunction with the film. And she also built a small team of talented professionals to help grow The 9/12 Generation Project nationwide while supporting teachers and students in its implementation. Our Foundation is deeply grateful for Tracey’s service and pleased that Tracey will stay involved as Chair of National Advisory Board.by