Bring Your Kids to Work Day set for April 19

Published April 4, 2013

UB will celebrate Bring Your Kids to Work Day on April 19 with a variety of activities.

The day will start at 9 a.m. in 567 Capen Hall, North Campus, with a keynote talk by Karen S. Karmazin, school and community liaison for the Graduate School of Education. Karmazin’s presentation will include a discussion of the definition of bullying, the difference between teasing and bullying, and the types of bullying that youth encounter in the 21st century.

Following the keynote presentation, participants can tour several UB facilities and programs, among them the earthquake center, the Gifted Math Program and Athletics. Tours will be held every 30 minutes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit the Bring Your Kids to Work Day website for more information and a tour schedule.

Campus Dining & Shops will offer a specially priced, “kid friendly” menu for children 12 and under at Hubie’s (Ellicott Food Court), Putnam’s (Student Union), Bert’s (Talbert Hall) and Harriman Cafe (Harriman Hall).

Starting April 15, parents can purchase a special Bring Your Kids to Work Day ID for $2 at the UB Card Office. These cards will be loaded with $5 and can be used to pay for lunch on Bring Your Kids to Work Day.

Bring Your Kids To Work Day, designed for children ages 8 through 14, aims to expand opportunities for girls and boys, expose them to what the adults in their lives do during the work day, show them the value of their education and give them an opportunity to share how they envision their future.

Each year, workplaces around the country participate in the program.

For more information, visit the Bring Your Kids to Work Day website.