Our Work


American Graduate is a multi-faceted effort that harnesses the unique role of public media stations as trusted providers of both nationally-distributed and locally-produced content that increases understanding of all facets of the dropout issue, including the important role that caring adults play in the lives of young people.

Since 2011, more than 1,700 hours of national and local content have aired on PBS stations across the country reaching more than 121 million Americans with quality programming from POV, ITVS, Frontline and more. In addition, more than 64 million listen to public radio each week.

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Latest Programming


Radio Content

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Education Resources

Become a Champion


"Education is so important—knowledge could open the whole world to you if you just know your stuff."
- Samira Alwazir, H.S. Student St. Louis, MO

Meet our Research Partners

Connect with Different Perspectives

The unique perspectives of those impacted by the dropout crisis are highlighted in these reports:


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