Dorothy Brown To Welcome More Than 250 Children For "Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day"

Dorothy Brown To Welcome More Than 250 Children For "Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day"

  • imgWednesday, April 22, 2015

Honorable Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, will welcome more than 250 children to the Clerk’s Office as part of the national “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.” This year’s national theme, “#MPOWER: Knowledge + Choice = Strength,” is a message to our nation’s daughters and sons that being educated and having the ability to make positive  choices strengthens individuals to be successful at work, home, and in their communities. The theme also points out adults’ responsibility to empower our children to succeed in life.  At the Clerk’s Office, children will “shadow” their parents or guardians and tour various work areas to experience a professional office environment.
Additionally, Clerk Brown and her staff will engage the children, ages 7 – 14, in several planned activities throughout the day, including a meet and greet with Clerk Brown, and talent showcases: “Clerk Brown’s Idol” and a rendition of “So You Think You Can Dance.”
“I am very excited to have employees’ children visit the Clerk’s Office. This is an opportunity for the children to see the type of work their parents/guardians do to provide for the family,” said Clerk Brown. “It is also a time devoted to helping our children understand how important it is to successfully balance home life and work.”
Children at Clerk Brown’s office will participate in the following activities based upon their age:
  • Demonstration on how dogs learn and communicate presented by Lt. Leonard Jagielski of the Cook County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit (for ages 7-14)
  • A Forest Preserves of Cook County presentation, “Animal Niches in our Chicago Wilderness,” by Mr. Alexander Palmer, (for ages 7-10)
  • “Traffic Safety and Courtroom Procedures” with Judge Susan Kennedy-Sullivan (for ages 13 & 14)
 WHEN:         Thursday, April 23, 2015
                        9:15 – 10:30 a.m. Clerk Brown welcome, talent showcase and group photos with 

WHERE:        Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County
                       Richard J. Daley Center
                       50 West Randolph, 10th Floor Lobby, Chicago

DETAILS:     “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day,” created by the Ms. Foundation  
                        for Women in 1993, is an expanded version of the original “Take Our Daughters      
                        to Work Day.”  The program encourages both girls and boys to dream without gender 
                        limitations and to think imaginatively about their family, work and community lives.