NFIB’s Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work ®
In a Small Business Environment
April 28, 2016
NFIB’s Young Entrepreneur Foundation has collaborated with the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® program, because of its unique opportunity to bring entrepreneurship education to young people around the country. By providing FREE curriculum, targeted at introducing young people to the idea of entrepreneurship, in a one-day format, current small business owners can encourage the next generation of small business owners.
Why is NFIB participating in Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® Day?
- To introduce the idea of entrepreneurship and small business ownership as a valid career opportunity.
- To give girls and boys an educational experience outside of school.
- To teach girls and boys the value of entrepreneurial education.
- To demonstrate small business’ commitment to their employees and their communities.
Designed to be more than a career day, the Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® program goes beyond the average “shadow” an adult program. It exposes girls and boys to what a parent, grandparent or mentor in their lives does during the work day and helps them move toward their career goals in a hands-on and interactive environment. Check out the FREE curriculum, and create a day to Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® at your small business.
Plan a Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work at your small business
Step 1: Invite: Have your employees invite their kids and grandkids. You could even invite a class from a school in your community.
Step 2: Name a Facilitator: Find one employee to facilitate each of the activities with the students who join you. Lesson Plans have been created to make it each activity easy!
Step 3: Inform: Let NFIB know that you’re hosting a Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work day at your business by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to be part of your day!
Step 4: Prepare: Make sure you have a space available to host the students (a conference room or an available open space) and all the materials you need (necessary materials are listed on each lesson plan).
Step 5: Have Fun: Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work day will be a great experience for you, your employees and the students. Enjoy the day!
NFIB’s Young Entrepreneur Foundation has created activities aimed at students between 12-16 years old, to utilize the environment of a small business, instead of a classroom. The lesson plans can be used to fill a full day of entrepreneurial education or you can use specific activities dedicated to the amount of time you have.
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- Small Business Scavenger Hunt
- What Makes an Entrepreneur? Lesson Plan
- Setting Goals Lesson Plan
- Budgeting Lesson Plan
- Marketing Lesson Plan
- Interviews of Small Business Professionals Lesson Plan
- Small Business Word Find
- Small Business Crossword
For additional Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® curriculum,
visit the website at www.daughtersandsonstowork.org.
Questions? E-mail us at yef@NFIB.org.