Planning Tips for Girls and Boys

COVID may be keeping us from the workforce for now but, thanks to technology, it can’t keep us from bringing the workforce to you. This year, for the first time ever, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day will be held online. Your virtual career adventure starts here on Thursday, April 22! Like always, this event is dedicated to your ideas, goals, and dreams. Here are a few things you can do to make the most of the big day:

Ask about going online to watch the 2021 Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® event

Talk to you parent(s) or teacher about sharing this virtual event with you. The two-and-a-half-hour event starts at 9:00 (Eastern time) and repeats again at 12:00 (Eastern time). You can register for the event here.

Download fun activities

Be sure to download the free Passport to My Future student activities here. There is a Passport Activity Guide for teachers and parents too. You can download it here.

Write down questions

Keep a list of questions that come up as you watch each of the career videos. You can track down answers by talking with your parents, looking up information about specific careers online, or finding resources at your school or public library.

Tell your friends

Let your friends at school and in your community know about this great opportunity! If other kids in your neighborhood plan to watch, ask your parents about hosting a watch party at your house.

Tell your school

If you plan to watch the event from home, write a letter with your parents to your teacher or principal letting them know you’ll be missing class to attend the event on April 22, 2021. Remember to let them know in advance, so you can get your homework early or arrange an extra credit project about spending the day exploring careers. You can download an excused absence form here.