Lawmaker introduces resolution observing the day
State Rep. Aaron Miller will introduce a resolution in the House on Thursday declaring April 28 as “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” in Michigan.
Rep. Miller drafted the resolution calling on parents to take a daughter or son to their workplaces so the children can see the many employment opportunities that exist in Michigan. He will bring his 11-month-old daughter, Jael, to the House floor to mark the day.
“I believe that parents are our children’s first teacher, and that they benefit from seeing us at work,” Rep. Miller said. “Some children only know that mom or dad is gone a good portion of the day without knowing what they are doing at work or the contributions they are making to Michigan’s economy. Seeing parents at work, and the work done by their colleagues, could spark an interest in them regarding their own futures and perhaps help them achieve their full potential in the workplace when they become adults.”
The “Take Our Daughters to Work Day” was originated in New York in 1992, where research showed many girls were dropping out of school by the eighth grade and were lacking self-esteem and confidence. In 2003 the program was expanded to “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.” The program is designed to help girls and boys on an annual basis through events and activities to examine their opportunities and strive to reach their fullest potential.
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