As Utah’s American Graduate Hub Station, the Utah Education Network (UEN) is amplifying local efforts to close achievement gaps with a focus on improving high school and postsecondary degree or certificate completion. We’re using the power of public media to connect education, community and other partners with one another and with the public.
- Connecting with Partners. In 2015, we hosted a day-long Roundtable Discussion with education leaders to identify local strengths, challenges and how the Utah American Graduate Project can help. We’re continuing the dialogue through meetings, partner newsletters and other activities.
- Sharing Learners’ Voices and Highlighting Champions. In partnership with FNX, Utah American Graduate hosted a media workshop for 36 youth attending the 10th Annual Utah Governor’s Native American Summit. At the Utah Multicultural Youth Leadership Summit, 321 students shared their personal messages about academic success.
- Engaging Educators. We’re inviting teachers, professional counselors and others who dedicate their time to helping learners to share their perspectives through surveys and social media events such as an AmGrad-themed Twitter chat hosted by #UTedChat, during which more than 20 accounts exchanged 200+ messages about high school graduation in Utah.
- Producing Content. In support of local education partners, we developed a set of short videos to help learners visualize the various Pathways to career success available to them. We’re also helping raise awareness of events and resources aligned to Utah American Graduate’s mission.
- Broadcasting Educational Content. In addition to our station’s 24/7 focus on programming for educators and learners, UEN-TV has broadcast the full American Graduate Day program statewide since the initiative began. We’re also helping make partner productions such as the Utah State University Women & Money speaker series more widely available via UEN-TV and UEN.org Web Services.
- Growing the Movement. American Graduate has evolved from a project to a movement! New partners are reaching out us to expand the reach of American Graduate in Utah.
Visit the Utah American Graduate project website to learn more!