West Windsor, N.J. – It takes a team to make a successful “Take Your Child to Work Day.”
That’s one of the lessons children of Mercer County Community College (MCCC) employees learned as participants in “Take Your Child to Work Day” on April 25.
Organized by Success Coach Nichol Killian, Upward Bound Director Stacy Denton, and Administrative Specialist Kelly Greene, 20 employees and numerous students joined in the college-wide volunteer effort, running activities, chaperoning groups of youngsters, and offering prizes and goodie bags to approximately 70 children of MCCC staff members.
The young visitors spent a full morning at Mercer, starting with a nutritious breakfast in the Conference Center. Following breakfast, children chose from several activities in the Conference Center including a fashion project hosted by the MCCC Student Fashion Club and Fashion Program Coordinator Katina Lindsay and face painting and temporary tattoos applied by staff members.
Children were also invited to participate in games in the gym with faculty member Mike DeAngelis and staff member Doug Johnson and explore science topics with science faculty and student volunteers in one of the Chemistry Labs. Members of the MCCC Disney Club hosted a Disney arcade.
Killian observes that the event was a great way for children to gain a better appreciation of their parent's workplace. “It was wonderful to see Mercer employees working side by side with our students to provide the kids with quality programs and give them a day they will remember,” she said, adding that she thanks everyone who gave of their time and their talents.