The Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation is donating educational materials about Sept. 11 to all public middle schools across the state.

The program, dubbed "The 9/12 Generation Project," aims to provide educators with an innovative solution to teach children about the 2001 terrorist attacks through the positive aspects of service and volunteerism that emerged from the tragedy.

The program, which costs $99, includes an educational documentary film, "New York Says Thank You," teacher discussion guides based on the core values in the film, and service-learning project guides that encourage students to engage in volunteer projects focused on disaster relief, community revitalization and the arts.

It is free for public middle schools in Arizona and New York City and one public middle school in each of the other 48 states.

"Christina was all about focusing on the positive in the world, and 'The 9/12 Generation Project' will show kids that it is possible for good to come from tragedies as long as they get involved in their communities and volunteer," said Roxanna Green, mother and co-founder of the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation.

Christina-Taylor was 9 years old when she was shot and killed during the Jan. 8, 2011, shootings in Tucson. She was born on the day of the attacks, Sept. 11, 2001.

School program

Arizona educators can reserve their free copy of the Sept. 11 educational program online at:

Contact reporter Alexis Huicochea at or 573-4175.