Gannon University to Celebrate National Take Your Child to Work Day

Posted: April 24, 2017

Gannon University will be celebrating National Take Your Child to Work Day Thursday, April 27. Gannon faculty and staff may bring their school-aged children to campus to experience the workplace and to enjoy a free lunch and fun activities.

Ruth Gehly, human resources specialist and coordinator of the event, said that Take Your Child to Work Day is meant to showcase Gannon in three ways: expose, educate and envision.

"This event excites and teaches our children about Gannon as a workplace for mom and dad," Gehly said. "It also showcases the value of education and the importance of finding balance between work and home."

Gehly also said that the event helps lead children toward success in their own personal lives.

"It helps kids imagine the future by allowing them to take steps toward discovering their own goals through interactive activities in a university and workplace environment," she said.

The event has evolved throughout the years. This year, in addition to time with mom or dad in the classroom or office, a healthy lunch will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Recreation and Wellness Center, 130 W. Fourth St., along with fun-filled, family-oriented games and activities such as an obstacle course, corn hole, Nerf football, basketball and more.