The Agency for Workforce Innovation Celebrates Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day (04/22/2010)

For Immediate Release 
April 22, 2010  

Contact:
Robby Cunningham
(850) 245-7130

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

~National Event Helps Children Build Leadership to Fulfill their Dreams~


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TALLAHASSEE– The Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation is hosting nearly 150 children today during the Agency for Workforce Innovation’s 10th Annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. The agency proudly supports this national program that provides students across the country an opportunity to learn the many components of their parents’, caregivers’ and/or mentors’ professional lives.

“As Florida’s lead workforce agency, we recognize the value of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day for our children and youth,” said AWI Director Cynthia R. Lorenzo.  “This is a day to celebrate our passion and purpose for contributing to Florida’s workforce and to inspire tomorrow’s leaders to do the same.”

This year’s national theme for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is 1 Youth, 1 Dream, 2Morrow’s Leader.  The efforts of the program allow thousands of families, organizations and workplaces to collaborate and help young people discover career possibilities of their future while also learning about principles of leadership.

Partners with the agency’s 2010 Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day include:
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • Tallahassee Fire Department
  • Leon County Emergency Medical Services
  • Leon County Health Department
  • Tallahassee Police Department K-9 Unit
  • Florida Commerce Credit Union
  • FSU Portable Marine Lab
  • FSU Women in IT Sharing Experiences (WISE)
  • Center for Oceanographic and Atmospheric Prediction Studies
  • City of Tallahassee Utilities
  • Department of Management Services
Children, their parents and mentors have the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities, tour the state Capitol and the Governor’s Mansion, and learn about many different career options. Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day features workshops and activities that demonstrate that youth who dream and plan become tomorrow’s leaders.

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

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