There’s a full range of activities in store for children on Thursday, April 25 as Brookdale Community College holds its first formal Bring Your Children to Work Day as part of the nationwide event.

“We wanted to offer a variety of activities so children of all ages will be able to actively participate during their visit,” said Dinneen Jackson, grants coordinator and chair of the Sunshine Team. “This is a great way for kids to learn about the important work their parents and guardians do and what life is like on a college campus.”

Spearheaded by Brookdale’s Sunshine Team, the college encourages employees to bring their daughters, sons, nieces, nephews, granddaughters, and grandsons to work to give them a glimpse into what it’s like to work at a community college.

The Sunshine Team has scheduled a majority of the activities during the college hour.

“This is a great way for kids to learn about the important work their parents and guardians do and what life is like on a college campus.”

– Dinneen Jackson


The activities will include an overview of the college admissions process sponsored by the admissions office and a leadership and communication skills workshop presented by the career and leadership development office. Participants will also have the opportunity to paint words of inspiration on rocks as part of Brookdale’s Kindness Rocks project and garden or take a campus tour.

Parents can visit the Monmouth Museum with and its many interactive games and activities at the discounted price of $4 per child. Admission is free for Brookdale employees. The athletics department will host basketball hoops and backyard games. The Jersey Blues Dining Room will be open for business, offering a $5 kids’ meal in addition to the regular menu.

All participants in the day’s activities will receive a certificate and can get their picture taken with Brookdale’s President David Stout.

Employees who work at the Branch Campuses and Higher Educations Centers are encouraged to bring their children to the Lincroft campus during the college hour so they can join in the activities. Please be sure to let your supervisor know if you plan on participating in Bring Your Children to Work Day. All parents and guardians must accompany children at all times during their visit.

If you are interested in helping out with the day’s activities, please contact Dinneen Jackson at or 732-224-2756.

Did you know that…

In 2018, more than 40 million people participated in Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work in the United States?

The 2019 theme is Workforce Development For All and is intended to empower youth to effect positive change in communities, schools and homes?

It always takes place the fourth Thursday in April?

It’s designed to go beyond a career day by showing students the value of their education and allowing them to see the possibilities for their future

The Ms. Foundation for Women in New York City, founded by Gloria Steinem, created Take Our Daughters to Work Day in 1993?

Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work day is the successor to Take Our Daughters to Work Day?

The event was officially expanded in 2003 to encourage boys to participate?

For more information about this national event, please visit