American Graduate Day 2013 on WGTE
Saturday, September 28, Noon - 7:00 p.m.
American Graduate Day 2013 on WGTE TV marks a long term commitment to helping tackle the high school dropout crisis and preparing students for success with a high school diploma. Learn more about the special programs and graduation efforts at Toledo Public Schools throughout the marathon program.
Through the power and reach of public media, communities across the country will be invited to take an active role and become an “American Graduate Champion” for local youth by volunteering their time, talent, or other resources.
American Graduate Day is part of the public media initiative, American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).
Throughout the seven-hour event, WGTE will spotlight Toledo Public Schools (TPS) and the work they are doing to help kids stay in school until graduation. Video vignettes, produced by WGTE and TPS students, will air throughout the seven-hour broadcast, at approximately 53 minutes into each hour of American Graduate Day.
In each local video, TPS Superintendent Romules Durant, TPS educators, students and parents discuss efforts in Toledo to increase graduation rates, including family support and engagement, early education, afterschool and extended learning, mentoring and specialized career technology education.
"Education has always been at the center of public broadcasting,” said Marlon P. Kiser, President and CEO of WGTE. “That’s why we are proud to be a part of this important national initiative and are honored to work with the local community to make sure Toledo’s students stay in school and graduate. We cannot allow a generation of our young people to fall through the cracks.”