Today, April 25, is Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work day. The program, created 20 years ago "in New York City as a response to research that showed that, by the 8th grade, many girls were dropping out of school, had low self-esteem, and lacked confidence" was changed in 2003 so that "boys who face many of the same challenges as girls could also be involved in the program." The Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Foundation, a nonprofit organization, has grown to become one of the largest public awareness campaigns, with more than 37,400,000 participants annually in more than 3,000,000 organizations and workplaces in every State.
"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 is key to success. So too is 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 which Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work cultivates as well."
Do you participate or does your organization? We'd love to hear how this day has impacted you.