40 Mentors and 100 Students Participate in Alexandria’s ‘Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work’ Day

Youth get glimpse of possible career paths for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

The City of Alexandria’s Commission for Women, the Department of Community and Human Services and the City Manager’s Office sponsored the 25th Annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on April 26.

More than 100 students from T.C. Williams High School and the Minnie Howard Campus were introduced to various career fields.

Among the 40 mentors were Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg; Virginia State Senators George Barker (D-Alexandria) and Dick Saslaw (D-Alexandria); Sheriff Dana Lawhorne; Alexandria Deputy City Manager Debra Collins; Alexandria Chief Information Officer Vanetta Pledger; World Bank Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Brett Libresco; and Visit Alexandria Chief Operating Officer Thomas Kaiden.

This year’s event theme was “Service Force: Agents of Positive Change,” highlighting the importance of being the positive change for those around you. In addition to workplace experiences, the mentees enjoyed a kick-off breakfast featuring guest speakers: Alexandria City Manager Mark Jinks and Commission for Women Chair Kendra Martello.

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is nationally sponsored by the Ms. Foundation. For more information, contact Jacinta Greene of the Commission for Women at 703.732.5986 or greenejacinta@gmail.com.