The California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) welcomed 18 young people for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on Thursday, April 27, 2017.
The kids got the opportunity to see where their parents spend their days working and learned how the department operates by visiting various offices for a behind-the-scenes look.
The day’s highlights included a stop in the mail room where they learned to sort mail, a visit to the Executive Office and a chat with Director Dean R. Grafilo, and a trip to the Office of Public Affairs where they helped create social media messages for the department.
One of the kids said, “We got to experience everything that DCA is responsible for – from distributing mail to enforcing rules.”
Some children were interested to see where their parents worked and enjoyed meeting their parents’ bosses. Others were impressed with the fact that the DCA building was the original Arco Arena and was once home to the Sacramento Kings basketball team.
Delilah, 17, called her visit “informational” and said it helped her to explore different career options.
Mark, 12, deemed the day “good” and said he learned a lot especially about how many professions the department licenses.
Kamari, 13, said he learned “lots of real world stuff that is essential to actual life.”
Who knows, some of these daughters and sons could one day become DCA staffers!