Posted by: Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) | March 23, 2010

1 Youth, 1 Dream, 2morrow’s Leader

Many of you remember “Take Your Daughter (and son) To Work Day” as it used to receive plenty of media attention. Unfortunately not so much anymore. But it’s not only still around – and it’s coming up soon. The annual, national event is scheduled for Thursday, April 22.

This year the theme – 1 youth, 1 dream, 2morrow’s leader – is written in texting format and is open to numerous discussions concerning what youth dream about and what creates a leader. The theme should encourage discussions among participants concerning the dreams they have, the dreams other people in their lives have, and the dreams of those persons who have become great leaders such as Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Oprah Winfrey, and other individuals that have opened doors like Mae Jameson, J. K. Rowling, and Sonia Sotomayor.

For over 16 years, individuals, families, organizations, and workplaces have joined in the Day to expand opportunities and transform the lives of millions of girls and boys both nationally and internationally. Designed to be more than a career day, the Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® program goes beyond the average “shadow” an adult. Exposing girls and boys to what a parent or mentor in their lives does during the work day is important, but showing them the value of their education, helping them discover the power and possibilities associated with a balanced work and family life, and providing them an opportunity to share how they envision the future and begin steps toward their end goals in a hands-on and interactive environment is key to their achieving success.

Each year, we develop new interactive activities and partnerships that will assist us in taking girls and boys to the future they dream of. By bringing girls and boys together, we will continue to create a more equitable world—at home, at school, in the workplace, and in the community. This year we are celebrating the opportunities that girls and boys will discover and the opportunities for parents, mentors, and the community to continue involvement in this unique educational experience. If you know of someone who participates please share their story with us.

Copyright 2010 PIHRA

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