04.21.15

Burr and Heitkamp’s “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work” Resolution to Enrich Childhood Development Passes Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Yesterday, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) introduced a resolution designating April 23rd as “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” which passed later in the evening. The resolution was designed to create inspiring educational experiences for America’s children and was cosponsored with Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND). Today’s resolution marks the 6th year that Senator Burr has introduced “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work” as a day of national recognition. 
 
“Education and hard work are key drivers of economic prosperity. ‘Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” taps into those values and provides an opportunity for parents to ensure our children, the future of our nation, are exposed to the opportunities that are available to them after they complete their education,” Senator Burr said. “This program shows our sons and daughters what they are working towards so they know the value and sense of purpose that comes with an education and career goals. As this year’s theme promotes, knowledge and choice strengthens our kids.”
 
“As children, kids see their parents leave for work each day usually without fully understanding what it is that they do. Through the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work program, hundreds of thousands of children have the opportunity to see what jobs and possible career paths are really like from those who they admire most – their parents,” said Heitkamp. “This program plays a critical role in broadening the horizons of youth across the U.S., reinforcing the hard work their parents put in each day to support them, and giving them chances to learn about opportunities available to them both in their future careers and their lives.”
 
Headquartered in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Foundation is one of the largest public awareness campaigns in America with over 39,000,000 participants annually in over 3,000,000 workplaces in every state in the country. This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work program and this year’s theme is #MPOWR Knowledge+Choice=Strength. Visit their website for more information.