Bloomberg Celebrates Take Our Children To Work Day
Mayor Michael R.
Bloomberg today hosted children at City Hall for the second consecutive
year to celebrate Take Our Children to Work Day in the
spirit of the Ms. Foundation for Women. Their public education
campaign Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day was created
as a means to encourage girls and boys to share their ideas and
expectations about the workplace of the future with the organizations
that will someday employ them. The Mayor spent time with more
than 80 children, including 5 who lost a parent on September 11th
from Tuesday’s Children, a non-profit service organization that
has made an 18-year commitment to every child who lost a parent
on Tuesday, September 11th 2001.
an educational opportunity for these children to see their government
at its finest,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “These children are the
future of New York City and today is an important day for them
to observe this City working for them and their families. This
is most importantly a mutually enriching experience where kids
get to learn about what their parents do, and parents have the
opportunity to bond with their children during this unique experience.”
Our Children to Work Day allows these children exposure to
the wide diversity of individuals who work each day to improve
the quality of life for the people of New York City. The children
followed a schedule of events that included guided tours of City
Hall, a visit to City Hall Academy, as well as meetings with Deputy
Mayor for Policy Dennis Walcott, Deputy Mayor for Legal Affairs
Carol Robles-Roman, Sports Commissioner Ken Podziba, and Executive
Director for the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities Matthew
Sapolin and his guide dog Compass. The children who participated
in Take Our Children to Work Day received certificates
to commemorate their visit to City Hall.#
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