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American Graduate Day Returns September 27th

American Graduate Day returns on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (EST) on PBS stations around the country and locally on WCVW PBS. The 7-hour live broadcast celebrates the exceptional work of individuals and groups in local communities and around the country whose daily heroics help youth stay on the path to graduation.

American Graduate Day is part of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen – a public media initiative supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help more kids stay on the path to graduation. Hosted by bestselling author and education advocate Wes Moore, the third annual broadcast and online event celebrates the exceptional work of individuals and groups in the local community and around the country who help youth to stay on track to earn diplomas. A special goal for this year is to recognize one million American Graduate Champions: those individuals volunteering their time, talent, or other resources in their own communities.

This year’s broadcast event is divided into 14 half-hour blocks. It highlights how community organizations provide support, advice, and intervention services to at-risk students, families, and schools to promote higher graduation rates in communities across the country. The programming themes are Early Education, Caring Consistent Adults, More and Better Learning, Special Needs Communities, STEAM Programs, Dropout Prevention and Re-Engagement and College and Career Readiness.

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The American Graduate Day programming block begins Saturday, September 27 at 11:00 a.m. on WCVW PBS. Learn more about the broadcast and explore the extensive supporting educational materials in our American Graduate Day resource collection!

Local organizations or online resources include: