American Graduate Day Returns September 28, 2013
For the second year in a row, American Graduate Day 2013 will premiere live this fall, Saturday, September 28 from 12 noon to 7:00 p.m. EST, on WCVW PBS. This marks a long term commitment to help our community tackle the dropout crisis and prepare students for success with a high school diploma. Through the power and reach of public media, communities across the country will be invited to take an active role and become an “American Graduate Champion” for local youth by volunteering their time, talent, and other resources. American Graduate Day is part of the public media initiative, American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, made possible by the Corportation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).
American Graduate Day 2013 employs a seven-hour “call to action” marathon around critical themes, including Expanded Learning Time & After School Programs, Early Education, Mentoring, Career Readiness & College Completion, STEM Programs, Family Support, and Dropout Re-engagement & Prevention. Hosted by on-air personalities from PBS and other media organizations, the broadcast and online event will be divided into 14 half-hour blocks showing how community organizations provide support, advice, and intervention services to at-risk students, families, and schools.