The September 11th Education Trust—founded in September 2001 as the WTC United Family Group—is a nonprofit organization directed by 9/11 victims’ families, survivors, rescue workers and educators.
Evolving from its genesis as the WTC United Family Group—one of the original and largest of the 9/11 community organizations—the September 11th Education Trust produces comprehensive, flexible, and engaging 9/11 and civic literacy education programs that are personalized and enriched through first-hand accounts, filmed oral histories, and primary source materials. The organization enhances 9/11 instruction in the classroom by providing teacher professional development workshops to build educators’ skills and comfort level with the subject.
WTC United peer support programs promote healing by uniting affected individuals through shared experience. Healing after tragedy is a lifelong process, one in which victims adopt a new life. We have learned that uniting people who have had similar experiences and channeling that grief into helping others in need and protecting the memory of murdered loved ones can validate individual grief and advance the healing process.
Our efforts have been featured extensively over the years on local and national media outlets including segments on radio, CNN, MSNBC, NBC’s Today Show, NBC’s Nightly News, ABC’s Good Morning America, Fox’s Fox and Friends, The O’Reilly Factor, and Your World with Neil Cavuto, and in print including USA Today, the New York Times, New York Daily News, New York Post and the Bergen Record.