American Graduate Day 2015

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American Graduate Day will return on Saturday, October 3, 2015, live from Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in New York City EDT  from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM on WHRO TV 15. American Graduate Day is a live, seven-hour multiplatform broadcast that leverages the power and reach of public media to focus on those organizations and individual Champions keeping kids on the path to graduation.  American Graduate Day centers around the critical themes of: Career Readiness and College Completion, Caring Consistent Adults, Dropout Prevention and Re-engagement, Early Education, More and Better Learning, Special Needs, and STEAM. Journalists, thought leaders, and celebrities join together to raise awareness of the incredible work being done across the country to keep kids in school. The broadcast and online event features a mix of national and local segments from across the country that showcase how community organizations and individual Champions provide support, advice, and intervention services to at-risk students, families, and schools.

Inspired to get involved?  Take one of Seven Simple Steps to help keep kids on the path to graduation. You can become American Graduate Champion by taking a simple step to support students, ranging from becoming a mentor to donating school supplies.  Learn more.

Throughout the day, viewers are invited to engage with their local public television stations and the featured community organizations. Viewers can participate in the event by asking questions and sharing ideas before and during the broadcast onTwitter and Facebook, using the hashtag #AmGrad.

2015 American Graduate Day Partner Organizations


2015 Hosts and Guests

Soledad O'Brien
Gen. Colin Powell
Alma Powell
Shaquille O'Neal
President George W. Bush
Jane Pauley
Allison Williams
Juju Chang
Jason Derulo
Hari Sreenivasan
Mario Batali
Dolly Parton
Billy Bob Thornton
Paul Shaffer
Penn Jillette
Ed Asner
Tom Vilsack
Sean Casey

Rehema Ellis
Susie Gharib
Rebecca Jarvis
Bill Ritter
Cynthia Germanotta
Mary Alice Williams
Bob Wright
Suzanne Wright
Lauren Wanko

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