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Monday, April 23, 2018

Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day

It has been nearly 25 years since the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work program began.  On April 26, 37 million Americans at over 3.5 million workplaces will participate in the day.  The goal of the day is to inspire our youth to dream big by envisioning themselves in boardrooms, city halls, union halls and concert halls.

Here are a few tips to make it a successful experience for you and your child.  First, make sure to plan the day by asking your child what they want to learn and what they are looking forward to seeing or doing at your work place.  Talk with them about what line of work your child is interested in.  Set ground rules for the visit by telling them of behavior expectations and answer any questions they may have about the visit.  Introduce your child to everyone you work with and have your child acknowledge your co-worker by saying hello and shaking hands.  Be sure to stay positive during the experience.  At the end of the day, reflect together about what they enjoyed and what they learned.

If you cannot take your child with you to work, consider stopping at the library and getting books about jobs they might want to learn more about.  There are many books that tell about different types of careers.  We have books on electricians, police officers, veterinarians, firefighters, nurses and our favorite - librarians.  But that is not all; there are books about many more types of jobs.  Please stop by and let us help you explore all the career opportunities out there.

Neighborhood Helpers series 

Vocational Guidance books

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