American Graduate Day 2015

American Graduate Day 2015

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

American Graduate Day returns to WXXI-TV and on City 12 on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.  Live from Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in New York City, American Graduate Dayis a live, seven-hour multiplatform broadcast that leverages the power and reach of public media to focus on those organizations and individual champions keeping kids on the path to graduation. You can become an American Graduate Champion or nominate a champion that you know!

American Graduate Day centers around the critical themes of: Career Readiness and College Completion, Caring Consistent Adults, Dropout Prevention and Re-engagement, Early Education, More and Better Learning, Special Needs, and STEAM. Journalists, thought leaders, and celebrities join together to raise awareness of the incredible work being done across the country to keep kids in school. The broadcast and online event features a mix of national and local segments from across the country that showcase how community organizations and individual Champions provide support, advice, and intervention services to at-risk students, families, and schools.

Throughout the day, viewers are invited to engage with their local public television stations and the featured community organizations. Viewers can participate in the event by asking questions and sharing ideas before and during the broadcast on Twitter and Facebook, using the hashtag #AmGradROC.

More about WXXI’s American Graduate initiative:
The high school dropout rate in the Greater Rochester area is a significant problem – and not just for those students who do not graduate. It affects the entire community. WXXI’s American Graduate Initiative focuses on providing quality content to inform about the issues, and convene & connect community members to resources and solutions to support educational success from cradle to career. 
Support for American Graduate Day is provided by: The Corporation from Public Broadcasting, Newman's Own Foundation and WNET.