NOVEMBER 18, 1998
DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE TO PARTICIPATE IN CITYWIDE SHADOW DAY
Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced today that the Queens District Attorney's office will host 32 sixth graders from Middle School 67 as part of the New York City Board of Education/Colgate-Palmolive Company's Citywide Shadow Day on Thursday, November 19, 1998.
District Attorney Brown said that, "Citywide Shadow Day is an annual event modeled after Colgate-Palmolive's successful school-to-career experience initiative and is designed to give students a better perspective of what the future holds in store for them. Job shadowing gives students actual exposure to the workplace by having them spend half a day with a designated employee during which the student observes and shares the employee's daily tasks and learns the skills, education level and experience required of the employee."
This year the Louis Pasteur Middle School 67 in Little Neck was assigned to the District Attorney's office. Thirty-two children will "shadow" assistant district attorneys, secretaries and other staff as they go through the normal routine of their business day. Each child submitted an autobiography in advance to the District Attorney's office, telling what they hope to gain from the experience.
A tentative schedule includes breakfast and a welcome from
District Attorney Brown and Executive Assistant District Attorney Jesse Sligh in which the children will be given an overview of how the District Attorney's office functions. The students will then meet their mentors and be given instructions. The shadowing process is scheduled from 10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. with lunch and a wrap-up session to follow.