On April 28, 2011, Aspire FCU celebrated its first annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. The day was filled with bonding, awareness and education, but most importantly, FUN!
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day originated 19 years ago with the Ms. Foundation as “Take Our Daughters to Work Day” and was geared towards females, but has grown tremendously and now incorporates our sons as well. This Day is designed to not only teach our children how their parents’ place of work operates, but also to teach them what the “real world” is like, boost their confidence, get a feel for what they aspire to do in the future, and also to educate them of their own possibilities.
With a group of eight, ranging from ages 8-13, the children bonded throughout the day with educational activities and crafts. After breakfast and a tour of the office, guest speakers shared their experiences, and, by the end of the day, each department informed the children of their department’s responsibilities, why it’s important, and a few facts in between.
Children ate lunch with their parents and were given time to observe them while at work. Each child also came prepared to the event with some background knowledge of what exactly their parents did: Prior to the event, each child was given an interview sheet, and was asked to “interview” their parent. Questions pertained to their parents’ job, schedule outside of work, how they’re able to balance it all, etc.
One activity required the children to design an advertisement for Aspire FCU, as if they were working in the Marketing Department. How did they choose to advertise? Where did they choose to advertise? Take a look at some of our artists’ work!
Artist: Morgan O.
Artist: Ashanti M.
Artist: Courtney T.