Kids Join Parents at GS for a Day to Help Make a Difference

Hundreds of special little helpers arrived at eight Goldman Sachs offices across the US yesterday, joining their parents at work for the annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. This year’s national theme for the day was “Agents of Positive Change.”

The children—grades three through seven—had a busy day visiting the offices, including participating in a variety of educational activities and a community service project led by volunteer Goldman Sachs employees and classroom facilitators.

The community service project was building “birthday-party-in-a-bag” kits to be given to children in homeless shelters who are celebrating their birthdays.  The project helped the children learn the importance of making a difference in our communities.

Also in line with the day’s theme, the kids worked together to create a paper chain made of words to explain ways they could help create change within their communities.

"This was the third year my children attended," said Athan, a vice president in New York.  "It's a wonderful experience filled with impactful lessons and interesting projects—they look forward to it every year."