Young women learn from real examples
by Senator Patty Murray
On April 25, thousands of girls will begin planning for the future as they go to work with parents and adult mentors to participate in "Take Our Daughters to Work Day 1996."
Last year, more than five million girls and 37 million workplaces across the country participated in this day. The theme this year is "Vote for Me!" By participating in our children's lives and demonstrating a commitment to their success, we are giving our vote of confidence to them.
It is important for young people to participate in their own education, and in their communitiies. Working alongside adult mentors and job shadowing gives our youth an opportunity to experience the work environment, and to see the types of options they may have.
Take our Daughters to Work Day offers all of us an opportunity to encourage young girls to pursue their dreams and accomplish their goals. It is a rewarding way to spend a day.