American Graduate is a public media initiative created to help local communities across America find solutions to address the dropout crisis. PBS SoCaL is proud to be the Southern California partner for American Graduate: Let's Make it Happen, a public media initiative, to help students stay on the path to graduation and future success.
Learn how to get involved with local American Graduate Champions including:
- Project Access
- YMCA Long Beach
- Los Angeles Drama Club
- Operation Clean Slate
- Boys and Girls Clubs of the Los Angeles Harbor
- Roadtrip Nation
If your school or organization wants to learn more about how to get involved with American Graduate, contact Nicole Bailey at 714-241-4189 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Locally, PBS SoCal will work with partners to bring dropout prevention resources to all the communities of Southern California. By combining direct service to youth, teacher professional development, parent education, and business/workforce connections, we will be able to leverage initiative resources with partners to make a direct impact on dropout prevention. Specifically, PBS SoCal is connecting American Graduate to everything we do in education. Research shows that everything from early childhood literacy to teacher training to career exploration all connect in some way to the dropout crisis and finding a solution. Through a number of efforts including: broadcast, interactive, outreach, education, and engagement, PBS SoCal hopes to raise awareness of organizations already doing great work in dropout prevention and join in the campaign where our Destination is Graduation.
Let's give all students the support they need to graduate.
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