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News and Happenings
New Partnership with Dr. Laura Bottomley of North Carolina State University
Sparking Aha! Moments represents the greatness of imagination and new ideas. In an effort to integrate STEM education into the 2016 program, we are developing new interactive programs that will raise awareness of science, technology, engineering and math related careers.
We have partnered with revered engineer Dr. Laura Bottomley at North Carolina State University (NCSU) to introduce youth activities that reveal the true nature of engineering. Dr. Laura Bottomley founded Women in Engineering on the campus of NCSU and also co-founded The Engineering Place, NCSU’s K-20 education and resource headquarters for exploring engineering.
 National Academy of Engineering. Changing the Conversation: Messages for Improving Public Understanding of Engineering. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2008.
The Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day THEME for 2016
It is with Pride and Optimism that we look forward to moving Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® into a new era, working with youth all yearlong through an engaging, new web presence and the integration of STEM education. We have been busy developing new partnerships in order to bring new and exciting additions to the annual program. We look forward to working together this 23rd year with over 40 million youth and adult participants, in over 3 million workplaces in the U.S. alone and over 200 countries abroad.
The theme for 2016 is “Sparking Aha! Moments”. Be sure to add your name to our email list to keep up on all of the latest information.
noun; a moment of sudden insight or discovery.
“it was one of those aha moments, when you know you have to risk it all”
Sparking Aha! Moments represents the greatness of imagination and new ideas. We want to inspire our youth to look to tomorrow with excitement and vigor. We can all do this by sharing those moments of discovery that lead us to choose specific careers, motivated us to make positive life changes and moved us to be leaders in our communities. This will encourage our youth to dream big and work hard.
We want to thank those supporters who volunteer their time to lead committees, plan and implement the Day and work with young people, their parents and guardians as well as their educators to provide this time-honored tradition. And, if this is your first time participating, we welcome you in joining us as we celebrate the Day on Thursday, April 28, 2016.
The 2016 twenty-third year anniversary:
- Celebrates Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day program’s unique contributions to youth and the American workforce for two decades
- Suggests working together encouraging youth to create new pathways towards opportunity and success through participation in Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work
- Provides an opportunity not only to reflect on such a landmark achievement, but also to use that reflection as a stepping stone to continue this important work of education and empowering the youth of America
- Invites workplaces to share their experiences, both in the importance of education and what it takes to empower others to reach their potential
Play the theme song!
USDA Sponsors TODASTW Event with DC Public School
Yesterday, Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® Foundation received this Ustream link from the Tech Coordinator at Eliot Hine Middle School in Washington D.C. His students participate in the Capitol’s first and only middle school media broadcasting program. The USDA invited them to do TODASTW Day coverage in their building. This teacher and his students were featured on the Queen Latifah Show, they’ve interviewed prominent figures on Capitol Hill, and have covered major events in D.C. Their ultimate goal is to interview the President. Let’s help them get a little closer to their goal!