Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day

Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day will take place nationwide on April 28, introducing girls and boys ages eight to twelve to a vast range of job opportunities. Guided activities developed by the Ms. Foundation for Women and the Families and Work Institute will encourage them to think about how their dreams for the future — both for their work and family lives — can be achieved. In Youth and Employment: Today's Students, Tomorrow's Workforce, part of the institute's Ask the Children series, older kids — in the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grades — revealed that 78 percent had a paid or unpaid job, either during the school year or the previous summer; 84 percent eventually wanted a full-time job that was personally meaningful; and 79 percent preferred work balanced with time for personal and family activities.