American Graduate Day
American Graduate Day 2014
American Graduate Day returns on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET on public television stations around the country (check local listings). The seven-hour live broadcast from the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center returns for its third year, and celebrates the exceptional work of individuals and groups in the local community and around the country whose daily heroics help youth stay on the path to graduation.
The broadcast is the cornerstone event of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen - a public media initiative supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
American Graduate Day 2014 will feature new guests and partner organizations, as well as returning hosts including Wes Moore (bestselling author and host, OWN) and Juju Chang (“Nightline” anchor, ABC News). A special goal for this year is to attract one million new American Graduate Champions to take an active role in volunteering their time, talent, or other resources in their own communities.
This year’s broadcast event highlights how community organizations provide support, advice, and intervention services to at-risk students, families, and schools to promote higher graduation rates. 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. New features this year include live entertainment and performances, and “Stories of Champions,” a new series of 14 profile pieces featuring American Graduate Champions working in communities across the nation.
RecapPublic media’s live multi-platform event to keep students on the path to graduation broadcast Sept. 28 2013.
TestimonialsNational figures and celebrities on American Graduate Day 2013 share how a particular teacher impacted their life.
Web StoryConnecting people to opportunities that actually make a difference. Revisit American Graduate Day’s 2013 web story on Storify.