November 10, 1999
DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE PARTICIPATES IN CITYWIDE SHADOW DAY
Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced that the Queens District Attorney's office yesterday hosted 30 seventh graders from JHS 190 as part of the New York City Board of Education/Colgate-Palmolive Company's Citywide Shadow Day.
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 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 Russell Sage Junior High School 190 was assigned to the District Attorney's Office. Thirty children "shadowed" assistant district attorneys, secretaries and other staff as they went through the normal routine of their business day. Each child submitted an autobiography in advance to the District Attorney's office, telling what they hoped to gain from the experience.
The children assembled at the District Attorney's Office at 9:30 a.m. and were welcomed by District Attorney Brown and Executive Assistant District Attorney Jesse Sligh. The children were given an overview of how the District Attorney's office functions and the students then met their mentors and were given instructions. The shadowing process lasted from 10:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. ending with lunch and a wrap up session.