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Thank You!
National Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day
April 26 2018

This year’s celebration was the largest ever! We had the highest number of participants ever to join us online and with social media. Our website experienced up to 11,000 hits per minute, it was phenomenal!

Thank you for joining us in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the national and international Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day!

Carolyn McKecuen
Executive Director

Our 2018 Theme And Logo

Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day
Thursday, April 26, 2018

Our 2019 Theme and Logo will be posted in October 2018.

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Download the 2018 SERVICE FORCE logo for your workplace’s internal communication! (ie: Emails, flyers and name tags.) Also available are vertical and horizontal banners and posters.

News and Happenings

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

That’s what Girls Know How wanted to know as we celebrated Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2018. Meet three of the people who shared their terrific stories:

Camille with Thor (Miniature Pinscher), Teddy (Goldendoodle)

Camille with Thor (Miniature Pinscher), Teddy (Goldendoodle)

Julia Sherwin is a working mother of two daughters and a son. She told us about Camille, her 10-year-old, who aspires to become a veterinarian. “Camille feeds, plays with and sometimes even bathes our two dogs, Teddy and Thor,” explains Julia. “Right now, she is trying to make a case for adding another pet to the family, a turtle she intends to name Gus.”

Camille says she wants to be a veterinarian because she loves animals and wants to take care of them. She really wants to take care of exotic/zoo animals, like pandas, lemurs and giraffes, but definitely not lions or tigers!

Her advice to her peers: Focus on your goals and do your best to succeed.

Catherine Mongelli Scholl

Catherine Mongelli Scholl

Catherine Mongelli Scholl is a former teacher, who is now the Library Media Specialist/ESL Specialist at Sacred Heart Academy in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

“When I was turning 50, nearly 15 years ago, I was working as an assistant to the head of a private school. I thought about what I might want to do with the rest of my life. Our school had recently completed a lovely new library and it occurred to me that I could be a librarian. I checked into online library science programs and decided on one that I would like to apply to. A short time later, I went into the head of school’s office and said, I finally know what I want to be when I grow up, a librarian! I asked her for a recommendation to enroll in a masters of library science program and the rest is history!

Her advice to young people: Don’t be to not be afraid to try something new… a new class, a new sport, a new craft, anything that interests you. You are never really too young or too old to learn and do something new!

Girls Know How author, Ellen Langas and QVC Program Host Alberti Popaj

As a youngster, Alberti Popaj wanted to be a pop singer, and he followed his dream to become a pop star sensation in Albania. Today, he rocks his all-around style as a Program Host on QVC!

His advice to young people: Study hard and don’t procrastinate.

No matter what your age, remember that career planning is a long-term process, not an event,” says Ellen Langas, author of the Girls Know How book series. The fictional chapter series is suited for kids ages 7 – 12 and was designed to encourage young readers to explore the careers of their dreams. Girls Know How books are available at QVC.com. Girls Know How donated one book for every set ordered throughout the month of May in honor of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work.

“With hard work, encouragement and the example of positive role models, all kids really can achieve the career of their dreams when they grow up!” says Langas.

Tell us what you want (or wanted) to be when you grow up. We will send signed Girls Know How books to 3 individuals selected at random from those who share their stories.

The Official Books of TODASTWF
Girls Who Rocked the World Boys Who Rocked the World
These books offer a fun and inspiring collection of empowering stories of boys and girls who have achieved greatness throughout history along with contemporary boys and girls saying what they will do to rock the world.

This year, give a gift that will empower children as they grow into world-rocking adults.

Message From Our Executive Director

2018 was a phenomenal year and we expect 2019 to be even better!

Carolyn McKecuenGreetings!

Thank you for joining us in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the national and international Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day. This year’s theme was dedicated to helping our youth understand the FORCE of their service: on their families, on their communities, on the world.

Whether it is called giving back, paying it forward or being agents of positive change the power to make a difference is unmistakable. With that in mind, please be sure to acknowledge the many volunteers who diligently worked to ensure a great event for the youth in your community. Plans for the 2019 Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day are already underway and we look forward to posting our new theme in the upcoming months. Again, thank you for all that you did to make this year’s “Day” a great success!

Warm regards,

Carolyn McKecuen (click to view Carolyn’s biography)
Executive Director
Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Foundation