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Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is Thursday

On Thursday, workplaces across the nation will participate in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, a public education program connects what children learn at school with the actual working world.

The program is recommended for girls and boys ages 8 to 18, but is up to the discretion of the workplace especially when it comes to safety, according to the event website.

This year’s theme is “1 Youth, 1 Dream, 2Morrow’s Leader.” Planning toolkits are available at http://www.daughtersandsonstowork.org to prepare relevant activities for participants.

The event is organized during the school year so students can take what they learned in the workplaces on Thursday and apply it on Friday. By involving whole communities – schools, girls and boys, parents, workplaces, and mentors – the program helps young people make connections between what they learn in school and their future goals.

Many girls participated in the previously named Take Our Daughters To Work Day through their schools, especially in low-income communities. Teachers helped workplaces adopt whole classrooms for the day, allowing children to walk through doors they otherwise would not have the chance to enter.

After 10 years, the program was expanded to include boys.

“Parent involvement is a key to a child’s educational success,” said National Parent Teacher Association CEO Warlene Gary. “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is an opportunity for parents to share part of their work life with children and to show them that work is an integral part of everyone’s life.

“This special day is also an opportunity for PTAs, schools and communities to work together to provide a learning experience for our nation’s children,” Gary added.

The Tahoe Daily Tribune will be a participating company.

If your company will be involved, please e-mail information and photos from the day to rkeegan@tahoedailytribune.com.

For more information about how to organize the event, call (800) 676-7780, e-mail todastw@mindspring.com, or visit http://www.daughtersandsonstowork.org.

-Staff report

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