by Kristin Alm
Corporate Communications
20 June 2016
Many children probably wonder what mom and dad do all day at work. Scripps Networks aims to solve that mystery with a hands-on hosting of employees' children during its annual Take Your Child to Work Day. The company’s Knoxville headquarters recently held an action-packed event in the campus studio space with about 100 children in attendance.

After receiving their very own employee ID badge (just like the real thing!), the children learned more about Scripps Networks from Cheryl Middleton Jones, the company’s senior VP of international human resources. Then they drafted a resume, complete with references (many of them the friends at their side), played bingo and trivia, wrote letters to soldiers serving our country, and took a few dance breaks in between.

In keeping with the day’s international theme, the kids “visited” four different countries – Brazil, England, Singapore and Poland, all places where Scripps Networks has offices. Before getting their mock passports stamped, they learned about the countries from a guest speaker, made a craft related to the country and had their photo taken in front of a postcard-like backdrop.

The fun-filled day wrapped with each child visiting the Kona Ice make-your-own snow cone truck parked just outside the studio – and a stop at mom or dad’s office, of course.

Some other Scripps Networks offices will hold their own Take Your Child to Work Day later this summer. Read more about the event in the Knoxville News Sentinel.
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