Secretary of State Antony Blinken opened Take Your Children to Work Day (TYCTWD) with a welcome video message, April 22. In the video, Blinken answered questions from Department of State employees’ children worldwide. While TYCTWD has been the norm for many households over the past year amid the pandemic, the Department hoped this virtual program would provide an opportunity for its employees to show their children how their efforts have continued to contribute to the Department’s mission. Additional programming throughout the day encouraged children of all ages to learn about the global work of the Department and the valuable roles their parents, sponsors, and guardians play within the agency. View Blinken’s video message here.
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