Aquilent in Laurel

Aquilent, on West Street in Laurel, held its annual Bring Your Kids to Work Day on Thursday, with activities geared toward teaching the kids how to apply strategic planning. (Photo courtesy Aqualint / April 25, 2013)

Learning how a business grows through strategic planning and goal setting was the theme of today's Bring Your Kids to Work Day at Aquilent, a government technology contractor on West Street.

This year's theme for the national Take our Sons and Daughters to Work Day is "Work in Progress."

Ranging in age from 6 to 14, 36 kids enjoyed a full day of activities that started with breakfast and included presentations from Aquilent staff, group activities and a scavenger hunt. Kids created vision boards based on the concept of short-term and long-term goals, and gave presentations with their parents in the audience.

 Aquilent has sponsored Take our Sons and Daughter to Work Day since 2006.