The children of employees at The University of Southern Mississippi
Gulf Coast campus will have an opportunity Thursday to see what
their parents do each working day as they participate in national
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® Day.
9:30 a.m., the children, mostly ages 8-16, will be greeted by Southern
Miss Gulf Coast Provost Dr. Jay Grimes before setting out to sample
many of the careers for which the university prepares its students.
These will include culinary arts, nursing, and marine science. The
children will wrap up their day with a tennis lesson before rejoining
their parents in their work environments.
From 1993 until
2002, 71 million American adults participated in the Ms. Foundation
for Women's Take Our Daughters To Work® Day. Last year, the
Ms. Foundation expanded the program to include boys in the new Take
Our Daughters and Sons To Work® Day. This new program aims to
broaden the conversation about work-family issues and encourage
"family friendly" workplaces for working mothers and fathers.