For many years, the University of Oregon has participated in the national Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® Day by hosting our own on campus event, which provides an exciting opportunity for employees to share their workplace and the unique university environment with children. The UO Take Our Children to Work Day includes a variety of organized activities to share the exciting work happening at this university and spark interest in the children of our faculty and staff.
2017 Take Our Children to Work Day: April 27
For children ages 9-13
Count On Me is the theme for this year’s event. It represents accepting responsibilities to achieve success and being a person who others can count on:
Who do you count on? You may look to friends, teammates, family, mentors and teachers to not let you down. And in return, they can count on you to do the same for them!
Responsible people take charge of their lives! Make a plan and set goals to develop their talents and skills! We challenge you, on Take Our Children To Work Day, to show their future workforce that they can #COUNTONME!
Take Our Children to Work Day is redesigned from previous years to leverage the national theme and create an experience for participants that connects educational pursuit with occupational opportunity. Participants, along with their accompanying adult, engage in multiple activities lead by UO program representatives to explore the university and future opportunities. The event focuses on a morning session delivered on a structured schedule with all participants having the same experience. In the afternoon, participants are offered a variety of opportunities across campus to voluntarily explore on their own time.
Bring your child with you to work and spend the morning exploring unique programs at UO and learning to be a #COUNTONME adult. Then spend the afternoon exploring the campus.
Note: Please coordinate with your supervisor if you wish for your child to visit your work space as part of the day. Children accompanying you on-the-job is authorized at the department's discretion.
Community breakfast with a presentation beginning at 8:30am.
Break-Out Sessions--participants rotate through activities lead by UO representatives. Activities include:
- #COUNTONME for Safety lead by UOPD
- #COUNTONME for Social Service lead by Family and Human Services
- #COUNTONME in my Career lead by the Career Center
- #COUNTONME for Self-Care lead by Physical Education & Recreation
- #COUNTONME for Mental Health lead by University Counseling Center
All activities in the morning session will take place in a centralized location at the EMU.
Afternoon opportunities, to be experienced voluntarily at your own pace, will be at various locations across campus. Details will be shared with participants as they become available.
Registration Requirements: deadline April 21
Registration is a two-step process:
- Register online through Making Tracks.
- Complete and submit the permission form for the participating child(ren).
Permission form signed by a parent/guardian is required for a child to participate. Submit the form in advance of the event or have it available at check-in on the day of the event. Please plan ahead because only a parent/guardian of a child may sign the permission form at the event for a child to participate.
Sandee Bybee, HR Employee Engagement and Communications Manager
Phone: (541) 346-3000 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org