American Graduate Day USA

(Rochester, NY) – In support of the public media initiative to help students stay on the path to on-time high school graduation and future success, WXXI presents American Graduate Day USA, airing Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11), City12, and WXXI-World (DT21.2/cable 524), and continues from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on WXXI-Word. This unprecedented full-day broadcast and outreach event is dedicated to engaging our country around the dropout crisis with special celebrity guests, relevant spokespeople, and compelling stories from students themselves.

American Graduate Day USA will be broadcast from the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in New York City, and tells the story of Community Partners and how they provide support, advice, and intervention services to at-risk students, families, and schools. With every Community Partner profile, viewers will be invited to take an active role in their work and in the American Graduate initiative by volunteering their time, talent, or other resources. The event will also serve to kick-off a week of American Graduate-related programming airing on public television stations nationally. Each half hour will feature a 23-minute segment about a national organization working to keep kids on track and in schools.

Local support for the American Graduate Initiative and this broadcast is made possible by Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection, preparing students for graduation, college, and a career.



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Kristin Tutino

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