American Graduate Day 2015
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WFYI is excited to be a part of American Graduate Day for the fourth consecutive year. On Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm, American Graduate Day willl return LIVE from WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in New York. American Gradaute 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 and Consistant Adults, Dropout Prevention and Re-Engagement, Early Education, More and Better Learning, Special Needs, and STEAM. Journalists, thought leaders, and celebrities will join together to raise awareness of the incredible work being done across the country to keep kids in school. The bradcast and online event features a mix of national and local segments from across the country that showcase how community organizations and indivudal Champions provide support, advice, and intervention services to at-risk students, families, and schools.
Surrounding the national broadcast, WFYI will be offering an additional 17 hours of education programming on WFYI 1 and WFYI 3, for a total of 24 hours of broadcast education content. Additional programs includine local conversations as well as local and national documentaries. Visit the American Gradaute Day page for a full schedule of American Graduate Day programming.
Inspired to get involved? There are a variety of ways you can join us in suppoting students and sharing stories of success during the 2015 American Graduate Day:
- Tune-in to American Graduate Day on WFYI 1 and WFYI 3.
- Stop by and visit WFYI on Monument Circle as a park of SPARK: Monument Circle to nominate a local Champion, share advice for high school students, and hear powerful spoken word performances from Indy Pulse.
- Learn more about the local organizations that will be featured during the American Gradaute Day broadcast, and how you can help to support students along the path to graduation.
- Nominate yourself, or someone you know as an American Graduate Champion.
- Join the conversation and share your thoughts before and during the broadcast on Facebook and Twitter using #AmGradIndy.
- Take one of Seven Simple Steps to help keep kids on the path to graduation.
How do you plan to engage with the 2015 American Graduate Day? What programs are you looking forawrd to viewing? What organiaztions do you want to learn more about? Share your thoughts in the comments below, and on social media using #AmGradIndy.