Media representatives are invited to join Union Pacific and 60 local students for an innovative Take Our Daughters andÂ Sons to Work experience at the headquarters of the nation’s largest railroad. During the event, 5 th and 6 th graders willÂ participate in three energetic and vibrant working â€˜modules’ developed with the AIM Institute that focus on coding,Â robotics and teamwork. The STEM-focused experience spans three days and will include a diverse group of students –from the Boys and Girls Club, local schools and children of Union Pacific employees – immersed in a creative learningÂ environment at Union Pacific’s Jim Young Employee Development Center.
The event will be held in coordination with the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce’s CAREEROCKIT initiative. TheÂ community-wide initiative works to bring together students of all ages, educators and businesses to provide 10,000Â career experiences for students to create pathways for future career achievement and excite children aboutÂ opportunities right here in the Omaha-metro area.
WHEN & WHERE:
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Noon until 4:30 p.m.; modules begin at 1 p.m.
Union Pacific Center, 1400 Douglas St., Omaha, NE
Jim Young Employee Development Center
**All attendees, including media, must provide their photo ID to register with UP security. Please RSVP to Calli HiteÂ via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to facilitate more efficient admission.**
What students learn outside the classroom is often more impactful, giving them a glimpse into their future. UnionÂ Pacific is joining dozens of other Omaha-area businesses to host the first annual CAREERROCKIT, designed to bringÂ awareness to career opportunities available to metro students.
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work started in 1993 and was originally focused on enhancing girls’ self-esteem andÂ educating them about career opportunities. Over the course of its more than 20-year history, the program has evolvedÂ and is now an inclusive initiative for boys and girls. It goes beyond the average practice of “shadowing” an adult.Â Exposing girls and boys to what a parent or mentor in their lives does during the work day is important, but showingÂ them the value of their education, helping them discover the power and possibilities associated with a balanced workÂ and family life, providing them an opportunity to share how they envision the future, and allowing them to begin stepsÂ toward their end goals in a hands-on and interactive environment is key to their achieving success.