On ‘Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day’ stop telling kids they can be anything they want

By Nicole K. Webb | Black Enterprise

“You can be anything you want to be” are encouraging words to a child, but when it’s not followed up with how-to instructions, it makes you wonder how valuable those words are really worth. The reality is that children are born with talents that need to be nurtured for them to mature into their potential greatness. To help parents and guardians expose their children to different career opportunities, The National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work foundation sponsors Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on the fourth Thursday in April each year.

The purpose of this day is for children to attend work with their parents and guardians to learn about what they and their business do. Last year, 40 million people participated in the program alone in the U.S.

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