Kids, Parents Celebrate 'Take Your Daughter to the Unemployment Office Day'
FLINT, MI -- Dressed in festive clown costumes, Senator Debbie Stabenow and Governor Jennifer Granholm joined job placement specialists and suicide counselors in passing out balloons and cupcakes to gleeful pre-teens at the Mid-Michigan Career Hope Center this morning. Similar celebrations occurred at thousands of Job Centers across the country as part of the first annual national Take Your Daughter to the Unemployment Office Day.
Funded by a federal ARRA stimulus grant, the program was proclaimed "a roaring success" by Stabenow.
"Too often society puts limits on the career aspirations of girls," said the Senator. "This program lets them know they just don't have to be mommies -- they can also go down to the job bank and argue for extended benefits like boys do. They learn important skills like taking numbers and filling forms and waiting in line. It's great preparation for the future, and really opens their eyes to the possibilities."
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