Office of Mayor William Peduto
City of Pittsburgh Joins White House Effort To Expand "Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day"
City invites young people typically unable to participate in April 23 event

PITTSBURGH, PA (April 22, 2015) During “Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day” tomorrow the City of Pittsburgh will join in an effort by President Barack Obama to include young people typically unable to participate in the work activities of parents.

On March 27 the President announced that the White House and federal agencies would celebrate the annual day of inviting children to work by involving youth who are often overlooked, such as those with unemployed parents or those in foster homes.

The City of Pittsburgh -- in conjunction with the the White House Council on Women and Girls and the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative -- is joining the effort, and Thursday will host 16 children from the Imani Christian Academy in East Hills. Together with children of City government employees they will learn about activities in the workplace, and how their schoolwork can lay the foundation for future careers.

A video address from the President on the initiative is here.

The City’s “Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day” activities begin with welcoming remarks from Mayor William Peduto and others at 9 a.m. Thursday in City Council Chambers, 5th Floor, City-County Building.

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