See Our 2015 Local Community Partners!
The Fishing School
The Fishing School prepares public school elementary and middle school students for success in high school and life by improving their academic performance and life skills; and engaging them and their parents in intensive, multi-year, and research-based out of school time and parent engagement programs and activities.
Words Beats & Life
Words Beats & Life began as a conference at the University of Maryland in the fall of 2000; our founders worked to create a vehicle to transform individual lives and communities through Hip-Hop. Today, Words Beats & Life uses a holistic approach to youth, and community development that involves hip-hop artists, scholars, educators, activists, and allies.
Developmental Disabilities Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities' Developmental Disabilities Services provide opportunities for a fulfilling future to individuals with developmental disabilities. Their programs are designed to support them and their families and caretakers.
YWCA – Empower Girlz
The "Empower Girlz" youth mentoring and leadership program focuses on Empowering young girls through Mentoring, Prevention, Opportunities, Education, and leadership while providing access to Resources that foster self-realization, academic excellence and optimal health and well-being.
Academy of Construction & Design
The Academy of Construction & Design puts high school students on the path to careers in architecture, construction, interior design, sustainable building, and facilities management.
DC College Success Foundation
The College Success Foundation – District of Columbia (CSF – DC) is a nonprofit founded in late 2006 to address the critically low college graduate rates of the students in the public and public charter schools of the District of Columbia, particularly in Wards 7 and 8.
AMERICAN GRADUATE DAY
WHUT to Broadcast American Graduate Day 2015 highlighting community leaders, and educators and youth making a difference American Graduate Day will return on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. EDT on WHUT live from Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in New York City. American Graduate Day is a live, seven-hour multiplatform broadcast that leverages the power and reach of public media to focus on those organizations and individual Champions keeping kids on the path to graduation. American Graduate Day centers around the critical themes of: Career Readiness and College Completion, Caring Consistent Adults, Dropout Prevention and Re-engagement, Early Education, More and Better Learning, Special Needs, and STEAM. Journalists, thought leaders, and celebrities join together to raise awareness of the incredible work being done across the country to keep kids in school. The broadcast and online event features a mix of national and local segments from across the country that showcase how community organizations and individual Champions provide support, advice, and intervention services to at-risk students, families, and schools. Inspired to get involved? Take one of Seven Simple Steps to help keep kids on the path to graduation. You can become American Graduate Champion by taking a simple step to support students, ranging from becoming a mentor to donating school supplies.
Throughout the day, viewers are invited to engage with their local public television stations and the featured community organizations. Viewers can participate in the event by asking questions and sharing ideas before and during the broadcast on Twitter and Facebook, using the hashtag #AmGrad. 2015 American Graduate Day Partner Organizations