How to Make the Ms. Foundation's Take Our
Daughter's to Work Day® a Lasting
Easy Plans for Impact and Discovery
The day's approaching, the young women are lined
up, your company wants to make a difference for the
next generation -- but what are you going to do?
Edu-taining young people is not for the faint of
heart! Independent Means offers a wide range of
products which will ensure your day is interesting,
entertaining, and informative. Visit our Online
Store for more information on obtaining the
materials to put these great ideas to work on the
Tips for Great Days with Kids
Get experiential. This is not a passive
generation. Get them involved and don't let well
meaning members of the staff talk "at them."
Take them seriously. Have you watched
"Dawson's Creek" lately? These young people are
worldly, if not yet wise and respect is more
important than almost anything to them.
Give them a 'take away': knowledge,
on-going activity, or mind-ticklers.
Things To Do:
Network Bingo: Introduce them to one
another and your staff with this fast action game.
Gets them talking, breaks the ice, and sets the
tone for the rest of the day. (Free with an order
from IMI's Online
Store) 15-20 min. good for any number.
Annual Report Scavenger Hunt: Want them
to get to know your company but don't want to make
them watch an endless series of slides? This game,
available in BizBuzzTM is a great interactive way
to give them a look at the company, help them
develop some business vocabulary, and provide a
context for the day. 30 min. Work in teams of
Bankrupt! Available in BizWordTM,
this game is a great way to introduce jargon or
words specific to your industry or business without
making the kids feel self-conscious about words you
may use they dont understand. 15-20 min. Any
Don't forget to give them a break -- remember
the entire day may feel like an overload of
information and stimulation. Make sure you have
fruit, water, & juices available to keep their
Company - The Money Game with
Anyone who has ever dreamt of "being the boss"
can experience the thrill of running a company and
finding solutions that will lead to success, by
playing this exciting new board game. Up to four
people or four teams can play.Each is the "owner"
of a hot new company. Roll the die, pick a card,
and you're in business! The object of the game is
to get your company to turn a profit and have a
great time. Hot Company develops skills that work
in the real world as well. Ages 12 to 92.
in a Box
This is an especially effective activity if you
want to demonstrate what it takes to make a
product, think about how to get that product to
market, and want to offer a fun, hands on activity.
(Lucent & Digital Equipment use this with their
own employees! Great stimulus to creativity!). 60
minutes, includes time to "show & tell." Kids
work in teams of 6, works with up to 100 in a
group; for greater numbers we recommend paralell or
This video is both inspirational and a great
catalyst for discussion and imagination. Co-hosted
by two young women--this is a look at women in
business that girls 13 and over can relate to.
Makes a great introduction to Product in a
Box 45 minutes for screening and
An Income of Her Own Workshop
This five hour program is a complete package of
activities designed to high school age girls to
economic issues and economic literacy. Works with
100-500 girls. Email
us for more information.
We've seen that it's as important to brief the
folks involved in welcoming young people to the
workplace as it is to engage the kids. These
products and programs are designed to make the
in-house mentoring experience a long term
investment in the next generation of employees.
Send your staff home with the tools to extend the
impact of TODTW Day throughout the year.
Wisdom for the Next Generation: An Economic
Mentoring Kit Includes a video, workbook and
book mark to facilitate activities and shared
learning between the generations. Good for one on
one mentoring as well as group situations.
More Frogs to Kiss: 99 Ways to Give Economic Power
to Girls This easy to use handbook is full of
99 activities that that are great for post visit
events, strategies to recruit young people for your
industry, and thought provoking actions for making
work policies that help us educate the next
Parent Coaching Workshops: Raising Money
Smart Daughters Family friendly companies give
employees access to the tools and methods they need
to raise money smart kids. Make this workshop
available to employees while their children are
engaged in the day -- help them develop strategies
for building on this very special day -- and
leverage the investment you make in their
us for more information.
New Moon: Money - Part of the New Moon
book series by and for girls 9-13. Provides a
comprehensive introduction to money issues with a
strong emphasis on following your dreams and taking
charge of your economic future. Order at
800.381.4743. Visit New Moon on line at www.newmoon.org.
New Moon: The Magazine for Girls and Their
Dreams - Edited by and for girls 8-14. A place
for girls to explore themselves, their dreams and
the larger world. No advertising! Six issues/year
$29. Order at 800.381.4743. Visit New Moon on line
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Some people think they are worth a lot of money
just because they have it. - Fannie Hurst
Means, Inc. sets the standard for innovative
resources for Raising Financially Fit Kids. Your
kids are developing views on money through your
actions! This month, make a note to talk about
hidden costs - the price of that trip or the car or
club membership that DOESN'T show up on the price
tag. Source: www.independentmeans.com
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