More than 50 children attended Brookdale’s Bring Your Children to Work Day event on April 25.

The national event, which started in 1993 as Take Our Daughters to Work Day, is a chance for children to link what they are learning in school with real world careers. This year, Brookdale’s Sunshine Team sponsored a broad range of activities for children across campus.

Children painted inspirational words on rocks as part of the Kindness Rocks project and garden. There were presentations from the admissions office as well as the career and leadership development office. The athletic department held basketball and backyard games for the kids. Student-led tours showed the children Brookdale’s campus and academic departments. The reading lab hosted story time. All participants received a certificate, Brookdale hat, and folder and had a chance to take a picture with Brookdale’s President David Stout.

Children in the reading department.

“My boys had the absolute best time,” said Jennifer Salvo, instructor in the reading department. “The tour was fantastic and a highlight of the day. Thank you to the students, faculty, administrators and employees who graciously took the time to answer questions and share information about each department we passed through around Brookdale. My boys especially liked the auto department – an area I had never visited. It really was awesome. A great day!”

Jenn Salvo, her three boys, and Meg Natter in the CVA building.


Photo captions:

  1. Members of Brookdale’s Sunshine Team, their children, and Dr. David Stout.
  2. Children enjoying story time in the Reading Lab.
  3. Meg Natter, interim dean of the humanities institute, tells the Jennifer Salvo, reading instructor, and her three boys about the different art programs Brookdale offers.