Inspire a Child to Dream Day
Drexel's annual Inspire a Child to Dream Day, which is modeled after the national “Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work®” program, will take place on April 23 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Children and relatives between the ages of 6 and 13 of Drexel University faculty and professional staff members, including the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, will be invited to attend a day of learning and fun activities. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all participating children and volunteers. The day will be divided into sessions lasting 45 minutes each. Children will be grouped according to age for the activities.
View Photos from the 2014, 2013 and 2012 Inspire a Child to Dream event: Event Photos.
Registration is now open. Complete the Registration Packet [PDF] to register your child now through April 10th.
To get the children involved in civic engagement, we are asking that each child who attends bring a new children's book (English or bilingual, English/Spanish) to be donated to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, an organization with which Drexel has a partnership. Inspire Book Drive Flyer [PDF]
The Drexel Community is also welcome to participate in the book drive now through Thursday April 23. Please drop off your books to one of the following locations:
Human Resources (University City) - 3201 Arch Street, Suite 430
Human Resources (Center City) - The Bellet Building, 1505 Race Street, 1st Floor
Human Resources (The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University) - 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Thank you to the departments, schools and colleges that will host one or more breakout sessions for the children! View the full listing of breakout sessions here [PDF].
HR is seeking professional staff, faculty, and student volunteers to assist with the day's activities. Please complete the Volunteer Form [PDF] and return to Althea Wallace at email@example.com by Friday, April 10, 2015.
Inspire a Child to Dream Day Schedule
8:00-9:00am Registration/Breakfast in Behrakis Grand Hall (3210 Chestnut Street)
9:00-9:15am Walk to Breakout Session I
9:15-10:00am Session 1: Breakout Session/Hands-On Activity
10:00-10:15am Walk to Breakout Session II
10:15-11:00am Session 2: Breakout Session/Hans-On Activity
11:00-11:15am Walk to Behrakis Grand Hall
11:15-11:45am Lunch in Behrakis Grand Hall (3210 Chestnut Street)
11:45a.m.-1:00pm Group Activities – Behrakis Grand Hall (3210 Chestnut Street)
1:15-2:30pm Organized Games: Buckley Field/ Rock Climbing
2:30pm Parents pick up children from Armory next to Buckley Field
2:30-5:00pm Free Time With Parents
*New* Inspire a Child to Dream Day Parent Guide
Inspire Parent Guide [PDF]
Inspire a Child to Dream Day FAQs