On April 26, kids ruled Naval Support Facility Arlington, as it hosted more than 25 children aged 4 to 12, during the nationwide observance of “Bring Your Child to Work Day.”
The staff of the Chief of Naval Personnel has been hosting the annual observance for three years running. As with previous years, it was one with organizations and workplaces across the country in providing young boys and girls with valuable life experience through interactive tours and face to face engagement.
A new, interactive environment is created by the staff, in an effort to help the event’s young participants get a taste of the future that they are hoping for, as well as learn about what their parents and mentors are doing in the facility.
This year, the program included learning about the different types of Navy uniforms, and a tour of the language regional expertise and culture office, among others. The children were also given special handouts, coloring books, and treats during their tour around Naval Support Facility Arlington.
Chief Operations Sp.ecialist Jessica Myers, one of the lead coordinators of Thursday’s event, shared: “The ‘Bring Your Child to Work Day’ program provides a unique opportunity to create an enriching educational experience for our nation’s youth… The program is designed to be more than just another career day. Children do not simply ‘shadow’ an adult in the workplace; instead we expose children to the important work their parent or mentor in their life does during the work day and put it in a context they can understand.”