Thursday April 24, 2014, is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Now in it’s 21st year, more than 37 million will participate at over 3.5 million workplaces. The first event took place on Thursday, April 22, 1993 and has since been celebrated on the 4th Thursday of April every year. What began as “Take Our Daughters to Work Day” was expanded to include sons, however most companies that participated in the program had aways allowed both boys and girls to participate.
The Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation website describes the event as:
“Designed to be more than a career day, the Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® program goes beyond the average “shadow” an adult. Exposing girls and boys to what a parent or mentor in their lives does during the work day is important, but showing them the value of their education, helping them discover the power and possibilities associated with a balanced work and family life, and providing them an opportunity to share how they envision the future and begin steps toward their end goals in a hands-on and interactive environment is key to their achieving success.”
The theme for 2014 is “Plant a Seed, Grow a Future.” – “Plant a Seed, Grow a Future is a celebration of the renewed success of the program year after year, and the encouragement each of you has provided to make that happen. It is also a chance for us to mark what has become a very special contribution to the American workforce and students by educating and empowering youth and providing them with experiences they might not have had otherwise.”
The website: http://www.daughtersandsonstowork.org/wmspage542d.html?parm1=293 provides planning tips and resources.
For more information about how to organize the Day call (800) 676-7780 or email the foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.