This year’s theme is “One Youth, One Dream, Tomorrow’s Leaders,” and the event is designed to be more than the typical practice of “shadowing” an adult at work.  “Take Our Daughters and Son to Work Day” encourages girls and boys to dream without gender limitations and to think imaginatively about their family, work and community lives.


Created by the Ms. Foundation for Women in 1993, “Take Our Daughters and Son to Work Day” is an expanded version of the original “Take Our Daughters to Work Day.”  The event exposes girls and boys to what their parents or guardians do during the work day, showing them the value of their education, and helping them discover the power and possibilities associated with a balanced work and family life.


“I am very excited about having the children visit the Clerk’s Office. The day is an opportunity to educate future generations about the numerous employment possibilities in and around the Clerk’s Office,” said Clerk Brown, “It also allows children to see the connection between work and home and quality of life.”


With a full day of activities planned at the Clerk’s Office, children will be treated to greetings from Clerk Brown, a visit by Connie Constance, “The Busy Bee” mascot of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, and visiting their parents’ or guardians’ work areas. Special features include workshops on Internet Safety with Cook County Sheriff Bill Hetfleish, and forensic science with Cook County Medical Examiner, Dr. Nancy Jones.  There will also be presentations on Culinary Arts with Chef Angie Alexandra from Washburn Culinary Institute and graphic design with CoRicco Baskin of Baskin Design.   


When:         Thursday, April 22, 2010

                    Clerk Brown’s Welcome and Photo Opportunity at 9:30 am


Where:       Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County

                   50 W. Washington, 10th Floor Lobby