The Goal: 90% High School Graduation Rate by 2020 

American Graduate: Let's Make it Happen is a long term public media initiative launched in 2011 with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to help communities implement solutions to the high 

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school dropout crisis. With a current national graduation rate of 80%, the nation is well on its way to achieving the goal of 90% by 2020. 

Public media plays a significant role building individual activity, community capacity, and national awareness.

 


Check out WHRO's American Graduate Blog!
Read stories from local youth and updated news posts.

 

 

 

Public Media Response

Public broadcasting has a long history improving educational outcomes for high-need students and communities. The dropout crisis demands attention now, and we are rising to the challenge of doing our part to address this

 

problem.

Success can't be achieved by any one group alone but public media can leverage its capacity, on-air, online, and on-the-ground, to increase understanding and dialogue around the issues facing today’s students that cause them to drop out and mobilize local communities to develop and implement impactful solutions. 

 

Together we can reach the national goal of 90% graduation rate by 2020.  
You can join the movement and support the future of our youth, become an American Graduate Champion.

 

“Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.”

-- Rita F. Pierson

 

 

 

 

Public media plays a significant role building individual activity, community capacity, and national 
awareness.

 

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