American Graduate Day 2014

American Graduate Day 2014

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

full-day of broadcast event dedicated to engaging our country and community around the helping kids to graduate. Share your thoughts with us at #AmGradROC

WXXI presents American Graduate Day 2014, airing Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on WXXI-TV & City12.   This live national, multi-platform broadcast event focuses on the individuals and organizations working in communities across the country to keep students 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 whose daily heroics 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 the same format, with some exciting new elements. Divided into 14 half-hour blocks, it features a mix of live breaks and pre-taped partner segments highlighting 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:

  • 11am-12pm Early Education: Rochester City School District Universal PreK program
  • 12pm-1pm Caring Consistent Adults: Interviews with Hillside Work Scholarship Connection students
  • 1pm-2pm More and Better Learning: Homework Hotline & RTA Dial-A-Teacher
  • 2pm-3pm Special Needs Communities: Special Olympics in New York State
  • 3pm-4pm Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics (STEAM) Programs: Firefighter Explorer Program
  • 4pm-5pm Dropout Prevention and Re-Engagement: Re-air of Interview 1 with Hillside Work Scholarship Connection student
  • 5pm-6pm College and Career Readiness: Re-air of Interview 1 with Hillside Work Scholarship Connection student

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