2014 American Graduate Day
American Graduate Day 2014 was a live, all-day multiplatform national broadcast that premiered Saturday, September 27 from 11 am-6:00 pm ET on ETV HD. Watch the replays below.
American Graduate Day is part of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen – a public media initiative supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help more kids stay on the path to graduation. Hosted by bestselling author and education advocate Wes Moore, the third annual broadcast and online event celebrates the exceptional work of individuals and groups in the local community and around the country whose daily heroics help youth to stay on track to earn diplomas. A special goal for this year is to recognize one million American Graduate Champions: those individuals volunteering their time, talent, or other resources in their own communities.
This year’s broadcast event is the same format, with some exciting new elements. Divided into 14 half-hour blocks, it features a mix of live breaks and pre-taped partner segments highlighting how community organizations provide support, advice, and intervention services to at-risk students, families, and schools to promote higher graduation rates in communities across the country. The programming themes are Early Education, Caring Consistent Adults, More and Better Learning, Special Needs Communities, STEAM Programs, Dropout Prevention and Re-Engagement and College and Career Readiness.
This year also features live entertainment and performances by The Raise Up Project and Trenton Public Schools Marching Band, and “Stories of Champions,” a new series of 14 profile pieces spotlighting individuals across the country who are taking an active role in helping kids earn high school diplomas.