Pack an extra lunch today—maybe a PB&J without the crusts is a safe bet—it’s Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day!
Developed for children ages 8 to 18, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day encourages girls and boys across the country to dream without gender limitations and to think imaginatively about their family, work, and community lives.
To do our part in lifting up this innovative, annual day of discovery, we’re highlighting seven organizations with missions that aim to support children as they discover and realize their full potential.
Enterprise for Youth, San Francisco, CA
The mission of Enterprise is to engage and empower San Francisco Bay Area youth to discover career opportunities and cultivate their individual interests through training, guidance, and employment experiences in a diverse and supportive learning environment.
The Child Mind Institute, New York, NY
The Child Mind Institute is dedicated to transforming mental health care for the world’s children to enable them to reach their full potential. They are committed to finding more effective treatments for childhood psychiatric and learning disorders, building the science of healthy brain development, and empowering children and their families with the information they need to get help, hope, and answers.
ZUMIX, Boston, MA
ZUMIX is dedicated to youth development through music and has been a catalyst for change in the East Boston community by bringing together artists, youth, organizations, and residents to participate in arts programming. ZUMIX works to empower youth to use music to make positive change in their lives, their communities, and the world.
After-School All-Stars Network, Newark, NJ
After-School All-Stars (ASAS) is one of the leading after-school program providers in the country. Their comprehensive school-based programs combine activities and learning to help build the knowledge and skills children need to succeed, both in school and in life.
DREAM, New York, NY
Using a unique blend of youth development principles and sports, DREAM provides inner-city youth with opportunities to play, learn, and grow as student athletes. Staff use the power of teams to coach, teach, and inspire youth to recognize their potential and realize their dreams.
United We Dream, Washington, D.C.
United We Dream is the largest immigrant-youth led community in the country. By creating welcoming spaces for young people, United We Dream supports, engages, and empowers them to make their voice heard. UWD is made up of fearless youth fighting to improve the lives of our members and their families.
NPower, Brooklyn, NY
NPower mobilizes the tech community and provides individuals, nonprofits, and schools with opportunities to build tech skills and achieve their potential. The program includes technical classes, mentoring from business leaders, internships, and career development workshops at leading corporations and nonprofits, industry-recognized certifications, and employment and alumni services.
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