Employees ‘Spark AHA! Moments’ on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
For Immediate Release April 28, 2016
The City of Alexandria Commission for Women sponsored the 23rd Annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on April 28. More than 35 students from T.C. Williams High School and the Minnie Howard Campus were introduced to various career fields.
Among the 30 mentors were: Maribel Ramos, Intergovernmental Affairs for Governor Terry McAuliffe; Brett Libresco, World Bank; Katherine Torres-Sejas, Capital One Bank; Bill Blackman, Pork Barrel Restaurant; and Angelica Garcia, Alexandria Health Department.
This year’s event theme was “Sparking AHA! Moments.” In addition to workplace experiences, the mentees enjoyed a kick-off reception and luncheon featuring guest speakers: Mayor Allison Silberberg, Deputy City Manager Debra Collins and T.C. Williams Principal Jesse Dingle, Ed.D.
“Anything is possible, you’ve got to think big,” said Mayor Silberberg addressing students in attendance. “The one thing that will give you choices in life is education.”
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is nationally sponsored by the Ms. Foundation. The event gives youth an opportunity to observe men and women in the workplace.
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