After 20 years, you’d think the Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® Day would have grown up, or perhaps even grown old. But the program’s age is similar to that of each group of first-time participating girls and boys and to that of those who participated though the years – the program shows signs of both youth and maturity. This year’s theme, Work In Progress, emphasizes the ever-changing nature of the participants as well as the time in which they lived.
Administered by the national Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Foundation and held annually on the 4th Thursday in April, the national program encourages workers to take to their workplaces their children, grandchildren, nieces, neighbors’ children, and “adopted” children for the Day. From such a simple concept has grown the largest U.S. public education campaign with more than 37 million participants at over 3.5 million workplaces.
What Happens At Work?
Through various activities, Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day helps girls and boys discover the power and possibilities associated with education and work by connecting what youth learn at school with the actual working world and encouraging girls and boys across the country to dream without limitations and think imaginatively about their lives, work, and their future. They learn to dream big without the limitations of their everyday situations. “I’m working in the profession I’m in because of my attending several Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Days when I was young and kept dreaming-imagining about working and doing what I love,” said a participant from several years ago. Another former participant grew up to work at the company where she participated.
About The Take our Daughters And Sons To Work Foundation:
Take our Daughters And Sons To Work Day is celebrated in every state and in countries on every continent, spreading very quickly throughout Africa, where girls’ rights are not well respected, so many women’s groups are anxious to support daughters being taken to workplaces to observe various types of jobs and the education needed for employment. Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Foundation also is beginning programs dealing with bullying. Find out more about us at www.DaughtersAndSonsToWork.org.