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County of Sonoma, California - Resolution for Take Your Child to Work Day

On Thursday, April 23, 2015, the County of Sonoma held an event with 255 adults and 412 children (ages 5 - 18), representing 19 departments. The event held at the County Administration Building, had over 19 booths including activities such as the "Love Me. Fix Me." van from the animal shelter, ambulance with two EMTs, fire engine, fire safety interactive trailer, "Sparky", and many more.

Children also visited the Sheriff's Open House that featured vehicles, and equipment, including a 'bomb' robot. Children and parents went on tours of the Energy and Sustainability "House of Pressure", Legal Careers (by County Counsel), a Jail Tour, the Fleet Facility, and the Data Center.

The County also provided healthy snacks, juices, and commemorative gifts (lanyards w/name badges and reusable bags) for the children.


Our website has many Official 2015 Gifts to choose from - Click Here. When you purchase our pre-selected gifts you are supporting our program and services. 

TODASTW's Inspirational Speaker - Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland is a renowned ballerina with the American Ballet Theatre. She started ballet at the age of 13, an age considered too old, and many people doubted her abilities and body type as unsuitable for a ballerina. Misty, however, overcame all challenges and became a renowned dancer with the prestigeous American Ballet Theatre.   

New Activity Resources!

Check our our new activity resources from our partners e-Learning for Kids (ages 8 - 12) and e-Learning for Life (ages 13- 18).


SAVE THE DATE! The 2016 program will be on Thursday, April 28th. Join us as we celebrate our 23rd year anniversary! The theme for 2016 is "Sparking AHA! Moments."


It's About Teamwork! Working together with employers, employees, parents, mentors, and educators is key to creating a successful day that strengthens the connection between education and work and relationships between parents and their children. Want to join our team of funders? Ask how you can become Lead Sponsor by calling: 800-676-7780, M - F, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, EST.

Message From Our Executive Director

2015 was a spectacular year, but we expect 2016 will be even better!


The Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Foundation is delighted to bring you another opportunity to create an enriching educational experience for our nation’s daughters and sons. For over 23 years, individuals, families, organizations, and workplaces have joined in the Day to expand opportunities and transform the lives of millions of girls and boys both nationally and internationally.

Designed to be more than a career day, the Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work program goes beyond the average “shadow” an adult. Exposing girls and boys to what a parent or mentor in their lives does during the work day is important, but showing them the value of their education, helping them discover the power and possibilities associated with a balanced work and family life, and providing them an opportunity to share how they envision the future and begin steps toward their end goals in a hands-on and interactive environment is key to their achieving success. Each year, we develop new interactive activities and partnerships that will assist us in taking girls and boys to the future they dream of.

By bringing girls and boys together, we will continue to create a more equitable world—at home, at school, in the workplace, and in the community. This year we are celebrating the opportunities that girls and boys will discover and the opportunities for parents, mentors, and the community to continue involvement in this unique educational experience.

I look forward to the 2016 Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day program and celebrating our 23rd anniversary!

Warm regards,


Carolyn McKecuen - Click to view Carolyn's biography
Executive Director
Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Foundation