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Introducing the New "Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day"

The Ms. Foundation, founder of the national "Take Our Daughters to Work Day" program, recently updated this annual event to include "sons" and encouraged the addition of activities that respond to young males' gender-specific needs and interests.

Human Resources, Penn's on-campus organizer of past "Take Our Daughters to Work Day" activities, is interested in making this expansion. We are seeking individual faculty and staff members or organizations and departments at Penn who can enhance our current programming with sessions for "boys only" or for "boys and girls." This year's event is scheduled for Thursday, April 24, 2003.

If you are interested in volunteering your time to present a 1-hour session geared towards "boys only," "boys and girls," or "girls only" as in the past, we would appreciate hearing from you. We also would be interested in your assessment of whether the session is most appropriate for children aged 9-11 or 12-15, or is suitable for both age groups. This has proved to be a helpful distinction in the past. We welcome suggestions on how to respond to this expanded audience.

All activity suggestions and/or offers to present an activity should be sent to Orna Rosenthal, orna@hr.upenn.edu or (215) 898-5116 by Wednesday, February 5, 2003.

We look forward to an exciting new program line-up this spring. For an idea of the types of programs held in the past, please go to www.hr.upenn.edu/quality/daughters.asp. Details about activities and how to register for "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day" will be available online in March 2003 at the web address listed above, and in a future Almanac issue. Look for the "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day" postcard arriving via campus mail in early March.

--Division of Human Resources

 

  Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 18, January 21, 2003

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