Take Our Daughters to Work

By: Erica Proffer Email
By: Erica Proffer Email

Some area high school girls are skipping class and heading to the workforce.

In the nationwide program, Take Our Daughters to Work Day, high school girls, eighth through 12th grade, have a chance to job shadow in a field that interests them.

"I had a great experience last year when I did it. It shows me different experiences I can go into. I'm really not sure what I wasn't to do at this point, so it'll help me in deciding what I want to do," says Sharrece White.

The day started off with a hearty breakfast, before dividing up and heading to area businesses.

Sponsors say there are 50 to 75 girls from Dothan City, Houston County, and Henry County School participating.

"It's our first time, so we are expecting to have fun and work hard," says Shaquitra Taylor.

"It's a great event. It gives the community a chance to demonstrate their commitment to the girls. It inspires girls to think beyond the traditional and to expand their horizon and begin thinking about their future," says Jamie Lewis, the executive director of Girls Incorporated.

Even News 4 got in on the action.

Meet Chandra Vanks and Danielle McNeal.

They got a hands-on opportunity to see what it's like working as your hometown news leader.

"I wanted to learn more about the TV station and stuff. I like being on TV," says Vanks.

"I like it so far. It's interesting learning about all new stuff," McNeal said.

And, it's days like today that will help Chandra, Danielle and Sharrece make better choices, for a better world tomorrow.

Girls Incorporated says this event is put on annually to help area females start looking to a career past high school.


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