DEO Press Releases

Media Advisory - DEO Hosts Annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Event at the Florida Capitol

Apr 27, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – On Thursday, April 28, the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) will host the 2016 Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day event on the 22nd Floor of the Florida Capitol. To kick off the event, DEO will hold a press conference at 10:30 a.m., during which DEO Executive Director Cissy Proctor and special guests will welcome visitors and event participants, highlighting the importance of education and the value of exposing Florida’s future workforce to the various employment fields and opportunities available in the state.

Children ages 8-18, along with their parents or guardians, caregivers, and mentors are invited to attend and participate in interactive exhibits from educational institutions, organizations, and government agencies highlighting the importance of education and growing employment fields in Florida.

WHO:             DEO Executive Director Cissy Proctor
                        Carlos Villa, K-12 Education Outreach Coordinator for the MagLab
                        Representative Alan Williams
                        Senator Bill Montford
                        Carsen Bixler, student at Montford Middle School
WHAT:             Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
WHEN:             Thursday, April 28 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
                          Press conference from 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

WHERE:           Florida State Capitol – 22nd Floor

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