Job Shadow Day.
On February 1, working professionals across the country will
celebrate Job Shadow Day, part of a national, year-long effort to enrich
the lives of students by acquainting them with the world of work through
on-the-job experiences and a special school curriculum that ties
academics to the workplace. Sponsored by the financial services firm ING
and jointly coordinated by America's Promise, Junior Achievement,
and the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor, more than one million
students and 100,000 businesses are expected to participate. Notable
past workplace mentors include former President George H. W. Bush,
former Secretary of State Colin Powell, many governors, mayors, and
other elected officials, Miss America Angela Perez Baraquio, and Today
show personalities Matt Lauer, Al Roker, and Ann Curry. For more
information, please go to http://www.jobshadow.org/.