The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District Headquarters team hosted 30 children as part of National Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.
TODS Day is celebrated annually on the fourth Thursday of April and according to the TODS foundation website it is an effort to empower young people to effect positive change within their communities, schools and homes.
The day is something the staff at the Savannah District take great pleasure in sharing with the children according to Sam Robinson, Savannah District equal employment specialist.
“I plan on having this smile on my face all day…you know why? Having all of you here today brings me so much joy,” Robinson said to the gathered children.
During their day at the Savannah District the children got hands on learning about things like building towers, the effect people have on our wetlands and water safety.
“It’s fun interacting with the kids and teaching them about the right way to do things and mentoring them to see what areas they might want to go into,” said Jason Whittaker, Savannah District structural engineering chief.
Jalaia Ross whose mother is a contract specialist with the Corps, looked forward to attending the event. “I was super excited to come here. I learned that there are multiple jobs here when I thought there was just one,” she said.
At the end of the day there were still smiles all around.
“I am happy and I still have a smile on my face because all of you have a smile on your face,” said Robinson.