PBS SoCaL is so proud to have be a part of the National American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen Initaitive over the last year. Locally, as we continue our efforts in finding solutions to Southern California’s dropout criris, we are excited to take part in the first ever American Graduate Day! This 8 hour on-air event will highlight what organizations across the nation are doing to fight the drop out rates and highlighting the positive changes that are happening in education. Each hour during the day will contain a combination of National programming and local PBS SoCaL breaks hightlighting our local partners working to improve education for Southern California students. It is our goal to get the community involved.
Check out some of the organizations and individuals featured as part of American Graduate Day:
• Rueben Martinez, local businessman and philanthropist
• Maynard Brown, Crenshaw High School teacher
• Vital Link
• Junior Achievement
• Yvonne Condes, Mom’s LA Co-Founder and Editor
• School on Wheels
• Boys and Girls Club of Westminster
• OC United Way
• Golden State Foods
Tune in to PBS SoCaL on Saturday, September 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to find out how you can get involved and make a difference. Local organizations need you to donate your time to help our students succeed in academics and beyond. Join PBS SoCaL as we look for local American Graduate Champions throughout the day. Anyone can be someone's champions. Help us Make it Happen!
Viewers will also be able to directly participate by asking questions and sharing ideas before and during the broadcast on Twitter using the #AmGrad hashtag and on Facebook. Learn more about American Graduate Day and how to get involved at the national website.