Literacy Partners is proud to announce that we will be featured on American Graduate Day, a live television broadcast dedicated to engaging the nation around education and mentorship. This year, with the graduation rate at an all-time high, American Graduate Day is expanding the conversation with stories beyond the high school diploma, highlighting the inspiring individuals and organizations helping students graduate high school and look toward their next chapter: achieving career success.
Award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien hosts the four-hour special, which will be broadcast and streamed live from the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center on Saturday, October 14 from 2-6 p.m. ET on PBS stations (check your local listings).
We’re excited to have our work featured nation-wide, and to partner with so many admirable organizations in the education and literacy space.
Viewers can look forward to celebrity appearances including Rosita (Sesame Street); Juju Chang (Nightline, Good Morning America), who will speak about Junior Achievement; and musician Darryl McDaniels (Run-DMC), representing The Felix Organization. The broadcast will also feature Stories of Champions segments profiling people across America who are working to help students graduate. Additional hosts include Lauren Wanko (NJTV News With Mary Alice Williams), Rehema Ellis (NBC), Susie Gharib (Fortune), Hakeem Oluseyi (Science Channel), and Sheba Turk (WLL-TV).
American Graduate Day is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting as part of the public media initiative, American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen.