The Agency for Workforce Innovation Celebrates Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day (04/23/09)

For Immediate Release 
April 23, 2009   

Contact:
Robby Cunningham
(850) 245-7130

The Agency for Workforce Innovation
Celebrates Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

~National Event Helps Children Envision Limitless Future Opportunities~

Tallahassee - The Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation is hosting nearly 100 children today during the Agency for Workforce Innovation’s 9th Annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. The Agency is a proud supporter of this national program that helps expose children across the country to the many facets of their parents’ and mentors’ daily work lives.

“Through our Agency’s Office of Early Learning, we are dedicated to educating and empowering children to reach their full potential,” said AWI Interim Director Cynthia Lorenzo.  "As we celebrate Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, we are providing children with the opportunity to learn more about dozens of career possibilities to ignite a passion for their future and for Florida’s future.”

This year’s national theme for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is Building Partnerships to Educate and Empower. Through the efforts of the program’s foundation, thousands of families, organizations and workplaces have come together to help young people discover the power and possibilities associated with a balanced work and family life. 

Partners in the Agency’s 2009 Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day include:

·         The Challenger Learning Center
·         The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
·         Florida KidCare
·         The Florida State University DARE Program
·         Leon County Emergency Medical Services
·         Secure Florida
·         The Tallahassee Astronomical Society and Mary Brogan Museum
·         The Tallahassee Fire Department
·         The Tallahassee Police Department
·         Veterans Programs for the Navy, Marines, Army and Army National Guard

Children, their parents and mentors have the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities, tour the Old and New State Capitols and the Governor's Mansion, and learn about many different career options. 

For more information about helping children envision limitless future opportunities, please visit http://www.daughtersandsonstowork.org.

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