Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® Day

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® DayAlfred State College employees once again participated in the annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® Day in April.  This event is open to employees' children, grandchildren, grandsons, nieces, and nephews between the ages of nine and 15.  Participants enjoyed interactive learning activities, including career exploration; community service; job shadowing with the parent, grandparent, aunt, or uncle; a campus tour; and some fun and games.  A complimentary lunch was provided for the children by ACES, the colleges dining and vending corporation. Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® Day is designed to expand opportunities for girls and boys, expose them to what adults in their lives do during the work day, show them the value of their education, and give them an opportunity to share how they envision their future. It is intended to be more than a career day. Each year, workplaces and adults around the country recognize its benefits and participate in the program to support our nation's daughters and sons. Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® Day program was founded by the Ms. Foundation for Women to create an opportunity for girls and boys to share and communicate their expectations for the future.  Pictured here, l to r: Derek Bush, nephew of Dawn Linke, ASC instructional support specialist; Mathew Mayes, son of Deb Mayes, ASC staff assistant, Technology Services; Lisa Yates, associate professor, Nursing; and Austin Winans, son of Diane Winans, ASC payroll clerk.