How to celebrate Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day is a fabulous opportunity for parents to spend more time with their kids, reinforce the value of hard work and education and help children plan their future.

Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day falls on April 26 this year — the 20-year anniversary of the program. The theme for 2012 is “Build Opportunity: 20 Years of Education, Empowerment, Experience.”

More than career day

This special program is more than just a career day. Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work not only shows girls and boys what a parent or mentor in their lives does during the work day, but also aims to expose them the value of education, the power of a balanced work and family life and the opportunity to take steps toward their own goals for the future. With more than 37 million adults and children participating in 3.5 million workplaces each year, the program is an amazing opportunity to bond with your children as they learn more about your work and make plans for their own future.

Planning the day

Take the initiative to organize Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day at your place of employment. At, you can find a Coordinator’s Toolkit that includes activity ideas, planning tips, sample days, safety tips, an excused absence form for school and other tools and resources to help make your day a success.

Share your experience

Social media is a powerful way to get the word out. “Like” the official Facebook page of the Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Foundation. On the page, you can connect with other coordinators and organizers, upload photos and videos and share information about your experience with the program. On Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day, employers, parents, mentors and teachers come together to help build a solid foundation for the future of the children they know and love.

Tell us

Does your company participate in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day? Have you taken your kids before?

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