Frequently Asked Questions
On Thursday, April 27, 2017, millions of workplaces, employees, parents and children will celebrate the 24th year anniversary of the Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® Day program.
Find more detailed information about the program below.
Ensuring girls and boys of all races, ethnicities, and economic circumstances participate in Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® Day has always been a major component of the program and is something we are committed to continuing.
This is the first time that most girls and boys will be asked to talk about how they envision their future home and work lives. For some participants it will be easier to start these conversations in a group comprised of their own gender. For this reason, we recommend separating the girls and boys for the first few activities. After girls and boys have a chance to articulate their ideas, it will be easier to come together and share them.
In fact, many girls participated in Take Our Daughters To Work® Day through their schools, especially in low-income communities. Teachers helped workplaces “adopt” whole classrooms for the Day, allowing children to walk through doors they otherwise would not have the chance to enter.
By sticking to a national date—the fourth Thursday in April—communities and schools plan ahead and work together to create a dynamic interaction between the workplace and the classroom. And by participating on the official date of the program, a young person recognizes that s/he is one of millions helping to shape the future.
We conducted a poll with RoperASW for the 10th Anniversary of Take Our Daughters to Work® Day. Our findings revealed that the program increased girls’ interest in education, influenced their decision to go to college or professional school, and broadened girls’ thinking about their goals and aspirations with reference to work opportunities. The new program is an educational experience for all of our nation’s daughters and sons.
However, while we provide a national, suggested age range for participants it is ultimately at the discretion of an individual workplace to decide on appropriate age range for their program, especially when safety is an issue. To assist and support workplaces that include youth who are in their late teens, we have established content and materials that speak to the various age levels such as older teenagers.