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Friday, March 01, 2013

PUBLIC BROADCASTING ATLANTA (PBA) IS SET TO HOST A COMMUNITY EXPERT FORUM ON BEHALF OF AMERICAN GRADUATE: LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN.





 PUBLIC BROADCASTING ATLANTA (PBA) IS SET TO HOST A COMMUNITY EXPERT FORUM ON BEHALF OF AMERICAN GRADUATE: LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN. 

This Drop-Out Prevention Initiative will provide parents, educators and students with indicators and solutions to increase the high school graduation rate.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA February 22nd- American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen  will host a panel of experts, advocates, and supporters allowing them to assist parents, teachers, and community stakeholders with essential information and behaviors they can use to aid in increasing the number of students that graduate high school.  This event will be held at D.M. Therrell High School, at 3099 Panther Trail SW, Atlanta, Georgia, 30311 on March 28, 2013 from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm.  

American Graduate is a multi-year public media initiative, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), to help local communities identify and implement solutions to the high school dropout crisis. Public broadcasting has a long history improving educational outcomes for high-need students and communities. 

Public Broadcasting Atlanta, 90.1, and more than 75 public radio and television stations in over 30 states have launched on-the-ground efforts to keep students on- track to high school graduation and be prepared for college and career.  There will be an exhibit on display showing the work of some of the students who have participated in the Digital Media Arts Club. This exhibit will highlight their pictures and capture their voices as they tell the story of the American Graduate/Systemic Health Initiative in Education.

American Graduate engages and empowers teachers, parents and students to help those most at risk of dropping out through community collaborations and classroom resources.  By putting faces with the numbers- the more than one million young people who fail to graduate each year are able to receive resources to assist in obtaining their high school diploma.  This initiative increases awareness and understanding of the risks and solutions through national and local content, covering all facets of the issue for broadcast, web and  mobile platforms.

This event is open to the public.
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