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Horizon NJ Health Celebrates Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Posted By Horizon NJ Health on April 25, 2013
Tags: Educational Day, Fun, Bring to Work
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Horizon NJ Health, a subsidiary of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, will host 40 children for a fun-filled and educational day as part of national “Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day.” The day is designed to give children a real-world sense of the modern workplace and a behind-the-scenes look at Horizon NJ Health.

“We are delighted to offer the opportunity to allow our staff to share their work experience and environment with their children and provide them with an inside look at what they do every day,” said Karen L. Clark, Vice President, Medicaid, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey/President, Horizon NJ Health. “Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day is a great opportunity for Horizon NJ Health to not only educate future leaders, but also to raise awareness about real-world health care scenarios in a fun atmosphere,” said Clark.

Horizon NJ Health has planned a series of activities that are lighthearted and fun as well as educational and informative. Children will begin their day with a healthy breakfast and an “ice breaker” session. After meeting the other children, kids will take part in a community service project assembling box-style lunches for the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. Other events include a tour of the building, a series of activities centered on diversity in the workplace, team-building exercises, and Dancing for Your Health – Horizon NJ Health’ s nationally recognized fitness initiative that encourages people of all ages to use dancing as a form of exercise.

“For more than a decade, our program has provided an understanding to children as to what a parent or mentor does in their daily lives, helping to build stronger bonds within the family, showcase the value of education and assist children in envisioning their future goals and how to achieve them,” Clark said.