Resolution J4487-2013

Recognizing Thursday, April 24, 2014, as Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day

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  • Apr 29, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Apr 29, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 11, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION recognizing Thursday, April 24, 2014, as Take Our
Daughters And Sons To Work Day

WHEREAS, Educational programs designed to promote career exploration and
enhance  the self-worth of the youth in our communities are deserving of
the highest praise and recognition; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to recognize  Thursday,
April  24, 2014, as Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day; this year's
theme is "Plant a Seed, Grow a Future"; and
  WHEREAS, Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day, which occurs on  the
fourth  Thursday  of  April every year, is an educational program in the
United States and Canada that revolves around parents taking their chil-
dren to work for one day; and
  WHEREAS, Founded in New York City by Gloria Steinem and the Ms.  Foun-
dation for Women in 1993, the Take Our Daughters  To  Work  program  was
created as a response to research that showed that, by the eighth grade,
many  girls were dropping out of school, had low self esteem, and lacked
confidence; and
  WHEREAS, Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day is the  successor  to
Take  Our Daughters To Work Day, which, in 2003, was expanded to include
sons so that boys who also faced many of the same  challenges  as  girls
could be involved in the program; and
  WHEREAS,  The mission of Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day is to
develop innovative strategies that assist in helping girls and  boys  to
overcome societal barriers to reach their full potential; and
  WHEREAS, Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day helps our youth learn
about  career opportunities and life options in a positive way; in addi-
tion, it encourages our youth to have  an  active  imagination,  to  set
goals, and to take more control of their future; and
  WHEREAS,  This  year,  Take  Our Daughters And Sons To Work Foundation
reflects on its 21 years of experience, education and  empowering  youth
of  America;  since its inception, the spirit of those first involved in
its creation has been with its  organizers  and  participants  alike  in
their  tireless  work  to  envision  creative and groundbreaking ways to
engage the youth of America  in  the  realization  of  their  hopes  and
dreams; and
  WHEREAS, "Plant a Seed, Grow a Future" is a celebration of the renewed
success of the program year after year, and suggests that an even bigger
and  brighter  future  is ahead for all our nation's daughters and sons;
and
  WHEREAS, It reminds our youth to be  brave  as  they  dream  seemingly
impossible  dreams,  explore new challenges, and attain the success they
have always hoped for in education, work, home, and  in  their  communi-
ties; and
  WHEREAS,  The  21st Anniversary celebrates the unique contributions of
the Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day program offered to our youth
and the American workforce for  the  past  21  years;  suggests  working
together  encouraging  youth  to create new pathways towards opportunity
and success through participation in Take  Our  Daughters  And  Sons  To
Work;  provides  an  opportunity  not only to reflect on such a landmark
achievement, but also to use that reflection  as  a  stepping  stone  to
continue  the  important  work  of education and empowering the youth of
America; and invites workplaces to share their experiences, both in  the
importance  of  education  and  what it takes to empower others to reach
their potential; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense  of  this  Legislative  Body  to  acknowledge
significant days that are set aside to strengthen the connection between

education and work and relationships between parents and their children;
now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
recognize Thursday, April 24, 2014, as Take Our Daughters  And  Sons  To
Work Day; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Foundation.

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