Public Media launched the first-ever AMERICAN GRADUATE DAY on September 22, 2012. The multi-platform event featured local and national programming, partners, and celebrities focused on improving high school graduation rates in America.
Watch the full 7-hour national public television broadcast below.
HOUR 1Pat Harrison, CPB President and CEO, and Michael Powell, Co-Chair of Grad Nation, America's Promise Alliance, kick off American Graduate Day with PBS NewsHour senior correspondent Ray Suarez. Also featuring American Graduate Day Champions: United Way; 52nd Street Project; Big Brothers Big Sisters; Rise Up and Walk
Featuring American Graduate Day Champions: buildOn; Harlem RBI; PAL NYC; Civic Enterprises; Communities in Schools; Young Audiences New York
Featuring American Graduate Day Champions: Jumpstart; Mayor’s Interagency Task Force on Truancy, Chronic Absenteeism & School Engagement; Counseling in Schools; Reel Works
HOUR 4Featuring American Graduate Day Champions: Horizons National; NAACP; Partnership with Children; Girls Inc.; America Scores
HOUR 5Featuring American Graduate Day Champions: Freedom Writers; Little Kids Rock; After-School All-Stars; CFY; Robin Hood Foundation
HOUR 6Featuring American Graduate Day Champions: City Year; Children's Aid Society; Boys & Girls Clubs of America; Change for Kids
HOUR 7Featuring American Graduate Day Champions: National Council of La Raza (NCLR); YMCA; Good Shepherd Services; YouthBuild; Mercy College
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