More than 180 kids across North and South Carolina will participate in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day® on Thursday, April 26. This is the 20th anniversary of the national event with this year’s theme being "Build Opportunity: 20 Years of Education, Empowerment, Experience."
“Throughout the year, Time Warner Cable brings science, technology, engineering and math curriculum to children in the communities we serve. Now, the children of our employees can take part in these same programs, while also learning more about what their parent does at work each day,” says Melissa Buscher, vice president, communications, Time Warner Cable Carolinas. “In addition, they are learning about all of the different career fields available at Time Warner Cable with our hope that some may choose to follow in their mother or father’s footsteps and come to work for us someday.”
Children in grades five through ten will take part in a full-day of educational activities including shadowing their parent on the job, learning interviewing techniques, and understanding how social media behavior could follow them into the workforce. They will also be part of a bucket truck and safety demonstration and participate in a Connect A Million Minds (CAMM) activity. CAMM is Time Warner Cable’s 5-year $100 million philanthropic initiative to get children excited about science, technology, engineering and math.
“Designed to be more than a career day, the Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® program goes beyond the average practice of "shadowing" an adult,” says Carolyn McKecuen, president, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation. “Exposing girls and boys to what a parent or mentor in their lives does during the work day is important, but showing them the value of their education, helping them discover the power and possibilities associated with a balanced work and family life, providing them an opportunity to share how they envision the future, and allowing them to begin steps toward their end goals in a hands-on and interactive environment is key to their achieving success.”
The media is invited to attend any portion of the day’s activities that run from 8:30-4pm at Time Warner Cable offices in Raleigh, Greensboro and Charlotte, NC and in Columbia, SC.