America's Promise Alliance honoring CPB CEO Pat Harrison

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Corporation for Public Broadcasting CEO Pat Harrison will be among a number of youth champions for the 2016 Promise of America Awards April 20.

The night will also honor Target Chairman and CEO Brian Cornell, Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center Director Angela Diaz and Magic Johnson Enterprises Chairman and CEO Earvin Magic Johnson.

“Our honorees are extraordinary leaders in their fields, pulling out all the stops to make the promise of America real for every child,” said Alma J. Powell. “We look forward to celebrating their successes, following their careers and their example as they continue to do all they can to help children reach their full potential.”

The Promise of America Awards selects honorees based on fulfilling the Five Promises for children and youth: caring adults, safe places, a healthy start, an effective education and opportunities to serve.

Harrison is being honored and celebrated for her continued work in helping improve youth and for the initiation and implementation of public media’s American Graduate initiative.

“This award is a wonderful recognition of CPB’s work and that of local public radio and television stations across the country in partnership with more than 1,500 community organizations as part of American Graduate,” said Pat Harrison. “Their efforts are inspiring others to get involved to become champion on behalf of the nation’s young people, ensuring this successor generation succeeds.”

To learn more about the night and its honorees, visit the America's Promise Alliance website.