We welcomed more than 75 superheroes from second through eighth grade on April 27 to our Overland Park, KS, and Great River, NY campuses for National Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day. We showed them our awesome office space and talked about how being a buddy is about being empowered to stand up to bullies or for those who are being bullied. We also got some great ideas from our guests about how to find our superhero strength to fight for what’s right!
Overland Park, KS:
Parents and their superheroes enjoyed a delicious pancake breakfast, mingled with each other and compared super powers.
Throughout the morning, the kids participated in activities like making a superhero that could fight against bullies, designing their own superhero mask and participating in a photo scavenger hunt around the office.
Guest speaker Claire Tietgen told her story about how she was a victim of bullying, how she overcame it and what being a buddy, not a bully means to her.
To end the day of activities, Netsmart associates from different departments shared stories about their career, daily tasks and answered questions.
Great River, NY:
After a delicious breakfast, real-life superhero and New York City firefighter Amanda Schmidt visited with the kids and spoke about her experiences being a hero to those in need. The kids also heard a great presentation from Netsmart’s Mike Macholz on how Netsmart associates help provide tools, like electronic health record software, that organizations need to be heroes at their jobs.
The kids got hands-on by creating their own superhero capes to wear throughout the day and created posters telling people to be a buddy and stand up to bullying.
Positivity is key to being a superhero! The kids wrote positive words that describe their hero and placed them on the positivity wall, featuring the Netsmart superheroes!
What a great day for our Netsmart associates and their superheroes! We had so much fun teaching everyone how to stand up to bullies and to be a friend to those who need one. We are already looking forward to the next Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day!