Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day is April 26th this year, are you ready? The official theme this year is "Build Opportunity: 20 Years of Education, Empowerment, Experience." If your organization doesn't already have an official program for the day, now is the time to help them plan one. The event is just one week away, so let's get moving!
Planning for the Event
Resource materials are available on the official website, which includes links to info about the program, activities, and guides for employers, teachers, and parents. The site also offers a newsroom, their online store, and a link to their Facebook page. The activities page features mad libs, an activity book, and the 2012 Activity Guide for parents.
Don't Think Of it as Career Day
The Activity Guide includes discussion questions to help parents talk to their children about employment, education, and their futures. The program is designed to help show children that education and planning are valuable. The program also aims to help kids understand that a balance between work and family is important and realistic.
Follow up and Discuss
Follow up is important - both while you are still at your workplace and later at home. The Activity Guide provides a great deal of discussion questions to get you started, but certainly add to it as needed. Follow up with your child about the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day again a few days after the event. Check if they have any additional questions or if there's anything you can do to help make sure they are on the right track to their dream career.