04.24.14

Senator Burr Releases Statement on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) released a statement on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, based on a resolution passed in March which was designed to create inspiring educational experiences for America's children.

"America is in the midst of a dropout crisis unlike we have ever seen, and one way we can combat that is making sure our children 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 come with an education and career goals."

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 37,000,000 participants annually in over 3,500,000 workplaces in every state in the country.This year marks the 21st anniversary of the Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work program. Visit their website here.