Maine DOE celebrates “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day”

The Maine Department of Education celebrated “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” on April 26 this year with a theme of, “Agents of Positive Change”. The Department celebrates this annual, nationally celebrated day as a way to inspire and prepare Maine students as they start to think about their future careers.

As part of that day’s activities, 16 Maine students between the ages of 8 and 18 spent the day with Department staff at the Burton M. Cross State Office building and the Maine State Capitol complex learning that being a part of a workplace team means providing support both within the Department on a team level, and to those throughout our State in the education field. The students learned that by doing the best you can and looking for ways to be agents of positive change, you help make the workplace more successful.

Our Agents of Positive change took advantage of the many opportunities that come their way that day, including digital learning, yoga, learning about the different career paths at the Department and participated in word and math puzzles provided by Department specialists. In addition, the students also toured the Blaine House, the Maine State House and the Maine State Museum.