Richard L. Stephens, a West Virginia reader, is very busy. Still, he has found a way to help.
"Since my oldest son was in kindergarten," Richard writes, "I have used my personal holiday one day a year to lecture to my son's class."
He suggests that many companies allow employees a personal day each year. Most are happy to have employees use the time to visit schools.
Richard works for a railroad. He knows children are fascinated by trains. So on his visits to school, he talks about trains. He tells about the trains' design, how they've changed over the years, how they benefit our state. He talks about train safety.
The railroad provides brochures and other information. Richard says teachers often ask more questions than students.
Richard spends the entire day at school. He eats lunch with his son and spends the afternoon watching the class.
Richard thinks children would also be interested in your job. "There are details about every job that would prove interesting to others, especially young ones with very curious minds."
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