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Press Releases > Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day At City Hall

Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day At City Hall

For the 9th consecutive year, Mayor Byron W. Brown today welcomed the children of City of Buffalo employees to City Hall as part of the national “Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work” program.  Between now and April 28, 2016, millions of youth and young adults are expected to participate in the annual event at workplaces across the country.

“I’m always happy to welcome the children of our employees to historic Buffalo City Hall,” said Mayor Brown. “Today’s program not only gives our youth the opportunity to shadow their parents or relatives at work, it exposes girls and boys to what a parent or mentor in their lives does during the work day, while also showing them the value of their education.”

While the children were given time to spend with their parents, various activities were also planned throughout the day to give the children insight into what some of the City of Buffalo Departments do, including: a presentation by the Buffalo Animal Shelter, Buffalo Police K-9 unit, SWAT team and Underwater Recovery Team; the opportunity to attend a press conference; a meet and greet with Common Council members and a tour of the Council Chambers; a presentation at Buffalo Fire Headquarters; and a visit to the City Hall Observation Deck.

All participants received a certificate of achievement from Mayor Brown and information on the Mayor’s Kids Summer Reading Challenge and Summer Youth Employment Program. Participants were also provided with a free lunch voucher, a free book courtesy of Mayor Brown and the Police Athletic League of Buffalo, as well as dentistry supplies from University Pediatric Dentistry.