Inspire a Child to Dream Day
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Drexel's annual Inspire a Child to Dream Day is modeled after the national "Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work®" program. Children between the ages of 6 and 12 of Drexel University faculty and professional staff members, including the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (ANS) and Drexel University Online (DUO), are invited to attend a day of learning and fun activities. Lunch will be provided for all participating children and volunteers. The day will be divided into sessions lasting approximately 45 minutes each. Children will be grouped according to age for the activities.
This year's event will take place on Thursday, April 25, 2019.
If you have questions about the Inspire a Child to Dream Day program, please contact the HR Service Center at 215.895.2850 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is now closed. We cannot accept walk-in registration on the day of the event.
8 a.m. - 9 a.m.: Registration Behrakis Grand Hall (Light refreshments will be provided for the children in the morning; we encourage all participating children to eat breakfast prior to registration.)
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Sessions
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.: Lunch (Parents/Guardians may pick up their child at 12 p.m. if they wish to take their child to lunch.)
1 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.: Parents sign-out their children, Behrakis Grand Hall
1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: If touring the Academy of Natural Sciences, board provided shuttles.
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: Return shuttle service to Drexel University City Campus.
Academy of Natural Sciences Tour
During the afternoon, we are offering a visit to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (ANS). All children must be accompanied by their parent or guardian in order to attend.
Parents and children can board the shuttle to ANS between 1:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. You will be greeted with a scavenger hunt and successful participants will be rewarded with a small prize. At 2:30 p.m., children and their parents are invited to a show in the auditorium or they can tour the special exhibit together.
A shuttle will depart ANS between 3:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to return to Drexel's University City Campus.
If you and your child wish to attend, please select the ANS scavenger hunt and tour on the registration form to ensure that we have space for you.
West Philadelphia Alliance for Children (WePAC) Book Drive
To get the children involved in civic engagement, we are asking that each child bring a new copy of either When the Beat Was Born by Laban Carrick Hill or New Kid by Jerry Craft to be donated to WePAC, a local organization that mobilizes volunteers to re-open libraries and provide academic mentoring in Philadelphia schools.
For your convenience, an Amazon wish list has been created to have the book shipped directly to WePAC rather than bringing the book to the event. When checking out, select “WePAC c/o Drexel Inspire a Child to Dream’s Gift Registry Address” from the Other Addresses list.
Please review the Parent's Guide [PDF] to find some helpful tips for how to participate in Inspire a Child to Dream Day at Drexel University.
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