May 22, 2015
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Southeastern Grocers President and CEO Ian McLeod speaks to kids at the Jacksonville, Fla. Store Support Center during Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.​

Southeastern Grocers celebrated National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day April 23 as associates brought their children, ages 8 to 18, to join them for a unique educational experience at the Jacksonville Store Support Center.

Learning takes place beyond the classroom, and one great way future leaders can learn about their parents and the “real world” is by going to work for a day with a parent. More than 37 million children and adults nationwide now participate in the program.

Associates showed their kids what they do each day while they’re at school and introduced them to some of the jobs and responsibilities at Southeastern Grocers. It was a chance for parents to spend quality time with their children and give them an experience that can help them reach their full potential.

The young guests were greeted with warm smiles as they walked through the Southeastern Grocers doors. They fueled up with a light breakfast, and Ian McLeod, President and CEO, and Rebecca Sinclair, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, spoke to the group to help kick off their day of experience and learning. The 8 to 12-year-old guests participated in a scavenger hunt and 13 to 18-year-olds held a mock career fair, and Katie Stagliano from Katie’s Krops made an appearance via an Internet video connection to tell her personal story of how she grows gardens to feed those in need in her community.

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