On April 26th, the 36th District Court celebrated Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day! This year’s national theme was “Service Force: Agents of Positive Change” which emphasized the importance of helping those around you in order to make a difference in the world.
A welcoming ceremony and photos with Chief Judge Nancy M. Blount kicked off the day, where nearly forty children, along with their parents, toured the Court, learned about its departments, and participated in a mock trial! The children had the opportunity to learn about important topics such as Jury Service, Probation, and Court security.
They also observed different types of Court proceedings, and participated in a lunchtime “Q&A” session with several of the Court’s judges and magistrates. Children were also greeted by members of staff who communicated the importance of public service. At the end of the program, each participant was given an official certificate from Chief Judge Blount and Court Administrator Kelli Moore Owen as well as a commemorative bag!
The day gave each child the opportunity to learn about public service and the justice system, and allowed them to share in the professions of their parents. The Court is excited to continue this worthwhile tradition to inspire our youth to look to tomorrow with excitement and fuel young minds. The Court recognizes and embraces the importance of educational events such as Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, and planning has already begun for 2019!