Stories of Champions 2014

For the third consecutive year, WNET presents American Graduate Day, a full-day multi-platform event featuring local and national programming, community partners, and celebrities, to celebrate the exceptional work of the individuals and groups whose ongoing efforts and daily heroics help area youth stay on track to earn high school diplomas. American Graduate Day is part of American Graduate – Let’s Make It Happen – a public media initiative supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help more kids stay on the path to graduation.

WMHT has continued our work with the American Graduate - Let's Make it Happen Initiative through our 'Stories of Champions' campaign. Each story highlights a community leader makingsignificant changes that are preparing students for success.

Watch the inspiring stories of our local American Graduate Champions below.

Watch highlights from American Graduate Day 2014.

Check out our storify from our American Graduate Champions celebration!

Celebrate the 2015 American Graduate Champions

Do you have your own story you would like to share? Tell us in the comments below!

Heather Bigelow

Heather Bigelow

Heather Bigelow teaches at the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical School.

Dr. Joseph P. Dragone

Dr. Joseph P. Dragone

Dr. Joseph P. Dragone serves as Superintendent of the Ballston Spa Central School.

Christopher G. Ellis Jr.

Christopher G. Ellis Jr.

Learn about CEO and youth mentor Christopher G. Ellis Jr. of Albany, NY.

Neil & Jane Golub

Neil & Jane Golub

See what makes Neil & Jane Golub American Graduate Champions.

Tobi Saulnier

Tobi Saulnier

Dr. Tobi Saulnier is founder & CEO of 1st Playable Productions, making educational games.

Nancy L. Zimpher

Nancy L. Zimpher

Meet Nancy L. Zimpher, the 12th Chancellor of the State University of New York.

American Graduate Day
American Graduate Day is part of American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen, a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Underwriting Provided By:

SEFCU

Partners:

1st Playable Productions

Alpha Phi Alpha

Capital Region BOCES

Clean Technologies Early College High School

George Biddle Kelley Educational Foundation

SUNY