American Graduate Day 2016 returns this fall!

American Graduate Day is a live, 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. It will air this year, September 17 at 1 p.m. on NinePBS. American Graduate Day centers around the critical themes of: Career Readiness and College Completion, Caring Consistent Adults, Dropout Prevention and Re-engagement, Early Education, More and Better Learning, Special Needs, and STEAM. This year's American Graduate Day focuses on the power of a mentor in the lives of a child. Journalists, thought leaders, and celebrities join together to raise awareness of the incredible work being done across the country to keep kids in school.

Watch a recap of the national broadcast below. 


This year, we're saluting some of our area mentors who are working to make a difference in the lives of youth. 

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