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What is American Graduate?

When students are asked if they will graduate from high school, about nine out of ten will answer 'yes.' However, statistics show about only seven out of ten actually finish high school. That statistic drops further for minority students and English Language Learners. Students have the will to graduate, but they do not always have the necessary support or resources. The WMHT American Graduate Project, funded by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, is an initiative to raise awareness about the dropout crisis in our community by engaging a wide range of stakeholders in a dialogue and by mobilizing the community through a multimedia campaign to share resources, best practices and stories of challenge and success.

How WMHT is Addressing the Dropout Crisis

How Can I Connect to the Conversation?

• Host or help facilitate a community conversation or a community cinema event. Contact us for more information.

• 'Like' the WMHT American Graduate Facebook page.

• Learn about our community partners or become a community partner.

• Include a link to the WMHT American Graduate Project on your web page.

• Request to join the WMHT American Graduate email distribution list.

• Book the WMHT Talks Education “Soapbox” in your community! Please contact Jenn Baumstein (518-880-3553) for more information.

• Connect to PBS American Graduate Initiative.

Other Ways to Get Involved
For more information about how you can become involved with the WMHT American Graduate Project, please e-mail us.

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