Youth Voice in Action

Summer 2014

The Nine Network of Public Media teamed up with students from Cardinal Ritter College Prep's Intern Leadership Program to work on the American Graduate Initiative. Working together, the students created a project that utilizes youth voice to inform St. Louis about the dropout crisis. Learn more.


The Graduates Screening and Panel Discussion

Fall 2013

Join us for a special screening of the PBS special The Graduates at the National Council for the Social Studies Conference (NCSS) in St. Louis on November 22nd. Learn more.


Wyman Center: Saigh Symposium on Teen Development

Fall 2013

The annual Saigh Symposium on Teen Development continued to expand the conversation on collective impact in St. Louis, inviting panelists from Broward County, FL, the Greater Atlanta area, and Nashville, TN to share their experiences and successes with collective impact initiatives in their own communities. Learn more.


Community Town Hall

Fall 2013

PBS NewsHour's Ray Suarez hosted this Town Hall discussion on how we can work together as a community to improve outcomes for our young people. We invited parents, students, business leaders, educators and community leaders to discuss how we can drive solutions that are actionable. Learn more.


Youth Impact Series

Fall 2013

Key St. Louis organizations join The Nine Network of Public Media in helping young people achieve high school graduation and future success. Learn more.


American Graduate Unites Generations

Spring 2013

Senior citizens at The Gatesworth retirement community, inspired by the Nine Network's American Graduate Day broadcast last September, contacted the station to find out how they could help with Nine's five-year American Graduate initiative. By combining the wisdom, experience and caring of The Gatesworth residents with the energy, openness and passion of students from Cardinal Ritter College Prep, the Intergenerational Storytelling Project was born. Learn more.

Teen Town Hall at Wyman Center  

Teen Town Hall at Wyman Center

July 2012

Teens discuss issues that can lead to dropping out of high school. Learn more.


Teacher Town Hall

November 2012

There has been a lot of talk and media attention about how to address the dropout crisis in America. But equally as important is how local communities can come together to address the crisis. To kick off a national/local initiative to help communities work together to improve high school graduation rates, Nine Network hosted a Teacher Town Hall, moderated by noted journalist Gwen Ifill of the PBS NewsHour, on Monday, November 7. Learn more.


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