We hope you enjoyed tuning in to PBS for American Graduate Day on Saturday, September 22. The live television broadcast highlighted solutions to the nation’s dropout crisis and raised awareness of the great work of over 30 partner organizations across the country.
Now we’re excited to announce the unprecedented public television programming event is posted online in its entirety as 7 one-hour segments. The segments feature profiles and interviews with an assortment of celebrities and organization representatives who speak to and raise awareness of the dropout crisis in America including: former Dallas cowboy linebacker Darrin Smith; actress Bridget Moynahan; NBC Nightly News anchor and Rock Center host Brian Williams; and many more.
Locally, WTVI highlighted several agencies and their efforts to address the drop-out crisis and improve the graduation rate.
Communities in Schools, Project L.I.F.T., Mecklenburg PTA Council & Parent University, and CPCC’s Career to College Promise.
How Can I Get Involved
Even though the live broadcast is over, the dropout issue is not! Visit www.americangraduate.org to learn more about the work of local organizations in your area and how you can get involved. Those interested in becoming an “American Graduate Champion” can sign up via our online survey. You can also continue the conversation on Facebook and on Twitter using the #AmGrad hashtag.
Communities In Schools
Mecklenburg PTA Council & Parent University
CPCC’s Career to College Promise