Kennedy founded the nonprofit organization in 1989 to offer educational opportunities to health care workers who aid the disabled. The organization was combined with the City University of New York to create the John F. Kennedy Jr. Institute at CUNY.
"It was really important to John that this program survive without him," Terenzio said. "And I think he'd be really, really proud of the work they're doing today."
It's a way for Terenzio to remember and honor a close friend.