Lynne Azarchi conceived and created the Kidsbridge Tolerance Museum, located on campus and partnering with The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). Each year, elementary and middle school youth interact with education and psychology undergraduates, supervised by TCNJ professors. College students and retired seniors volunteer as docents in the Museum. The jewel in the Kidsbridge crown is the Tolerance Museum, but two additional important Kidsbridge programs include: Weekly life skills programs for at-risk elementary and middle school youth in Trenton, and an annual competition for youth & adult community service. Lynne also oversees the efforts of board members and volunteers for the Kidsbridge Gala, the major fund-raiser held every fall and the NEW KIDSBRIDGE WALK2STOP BULLYING -- a challenge but worth every bit of blood, sweat and tears shed because of the spotlight it brings to the devastating problems of bullying and cyberbullying.
Kidsbridge staffer Meg Palladino had this to say about Lynne: "Lynne Azarchi is an amazing woman. She is the heart and soul of Kidsbridge; there is no one who works harder or is more passionate about spreading the Kidsbridge message."
Lynne is a member of the second class being inducted into The New Jersey Women's Hall of Fame presented by the YWCA of Trenton in March. They are acknowledging Lynne's efforts for her invaluable contributions to society and for her enduring contributions to her field of endeavor. "The Kidsbridge Board, staff and volunteers are so proud of Lynne for this accomplishment. We all know what an inspirational and dedicated force she is. It is fantastic that she is being recognized with such an impressive and empowering group of women." To learn more about the event and other class members, visit www.NJWomen.org.
To sample Lynne’s commitment, check out her blog at: www.kidsbridgemuseum.wordpress.com. Also visit the Kidsbridge Event website at: www.kidsbridgeawards.org – and, of course, the Kidsbridge website at www.kidsbridgemuseum.org.