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Legislation #: 120390 Introduction Date: 4/26/2012
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS JAMES, JR., DAVIS, FORD, TAYLOR, JOHNSON, GLOVER, MARCASON, CURLS, SHARP, REED, CIRCO, WAGNER AND BROOKS
Title: Declaring April 26, 2012, as Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® Day.

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4/24/2012 Filed by the Clerk's office
4/26/2012 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 120390

 

Declaring April 26, 2012, as Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® Day.

 

WHEREAS, the Take Our Daughter And Son To Work Foundation operates the Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® Day to help our nation’s daughters and sons reach their full potential in school, in family life, in the community, and in their future work lives; and

 

WHEREAS, for twenty years this day has designed and promoted activities that encourage girls and boys to think about how their dreams for the future—both for their work and family lives—can be realized; and

 

WHEREAS, through this educational experience, girls and boys begin to see the connection between studied subjects like math, English, and science, and how they are applied to the “real” world and as a result, girls and boys are given the opportunity to explore the workplace and apply the experience to their everyday studies; and

 

WHEREAS, girls and boys want and expect a future in which they are able to be involved in all parts of their lives and this program provides a forum for girls and boys to share their ideas about the workplaces of the future; and

 

WHEREAS, the program exposes girls and boys to a wealth of job possibilities, it also maintains its commitment to ensure that all our nation’s daughters and sons have a chance to participate in the program and will see that the faces of engineers, doctors, professors, and executives can be of any gender, race, or background; and

 

WHEREAS, this program is a public education campaign that amplifies the voices of girls and boys, shares the vision of our nation’s daughters and sons for a better future, and works to help girls and boys make their vision for today their reality of tomorrow; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby declare April 26, 2012, as Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® Day in Kansas City, Missouri; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Roosevelt Lyons, of the Mayor’s office of Civic & Community Engagement, with the mayor and Council urging all businesses and organizations to support the program and its participants, enabling students to realize their full potential and reach their dreams

 

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