Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on April 10, 2015

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Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will observe Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on April 10, 2015This year’s theme is “#MPOWR: Knowledge + Choice = Strength.”

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is a nationally recognized annual event, for students between the ages of eight and 18, sponsored by the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation. With parental approval, students can participate by visiting the workplace of a parent, guardian, adult relative or adult family friend.

Nationally, the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is April 23, 2015, which falls during state mandated Florida Standards Assessment testing. The District will observe Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Friday, April 10, 2015, making it possible for all eligible students to participate.

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is designed to assist students in formulating ideas about future career paths. A day at work will heighten the aspirations of students, helping them to make the connection between academic success and success in the world of work. BCPS joins the national campaign to provide opportunities for parents and other adults to showcase their places of employment, explain their job responsibilities, introduce their co-workers, and present the various career choices that are available in the workplace.

Students participating in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day must complete the Student Log and Activity Form. School Activity Packets for students who participate in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day are available at schools. For additional information, contact Cindy Griffin, Career, Technical, Adult and Community Education, 754-321-8453.