The 9/12 Generation Project was originally launched by New York Says Thank You Foundation on September 12, 2011 with the support of The Laurie M.Tisch Illumination Fund, KPMG LLP and KPMG Foundation, and the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation. With the help of numerous supporters and partners, it grew into a nationwide initiative that helped educators discuss the tragic events of September 11, 2001 by focusing on the positive lessons of citizenship from “9/12”.
On February 1, 2015, New York Says Thank You Foundation proudly transferred full control of the program to our partners at American Public Education Foundation for its continued growth and nationwide impact.
The American Public Education Foundation-9/12 Generation Project provides monthly service-learning opportunities for students in nearly 1,000 schools. The APEF-9/12 Generation Project has reached over 500,000 students and continues to grow. The APEF-9/12 Generation Project is a service-learning project which educates, inspires and activates students about the power of volunteering. The project was developed to provide high-quality, high-impact service-learning opportunities for students, and to meet a growing need for service-learning projects. At present, 23 states offer service-learning or community service credit toward high school graduation. The project supports character education and anti-bullying curriculum by teaching the following core values: leadership, compassion, citizenship, diversity, kindness, resilience, overcoming tragedy through hope and volunteerism.
Each month, the APEF-9/12 Generation Project introduces new service-learning projects and offers students and educators opportunities to apply for grants and enter contests which continue to focus on the universal lesson of volunteerism. At the core of the project are monthly grant opportunities, various lesson plans, service-learning projects, and online resources.
© The 9/12 Generation Project is copyright of American Public Education Foundation, 2015.