American Graduate is an initiative of public media broadcasters across the country supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help their local communities find solutions to the dropout crisis.
Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) is proud to join more than 80 public radio and television stations and over 1,000 partners and at-risk schools across 30 states helping to keep more students on the path to a high school diploma.
Access to quality early childhood education and childcare is the single biggest indicator of future educational success and worker retention. Louisiana passed legislation to restructure and improve early childhood options, but changes have been largely unfundeLearn More >
Louisiana’s graduation rate has jumped nearly ten points over the last decade. Despite this significant improvement, in some cases graduation still is not the norm, even among middle and high-income families in the state. Louisiana Public Square brings togetheLearn More >
Nearly 15% of students who enter Louisiana high schools drop out, and only 72% graduate on time. How can educators help the state reach its goal of an 80% graduation rate by 2014? What programs are successfully combating the problem and how can they be replicaLearn More >
Darrell MoultrieDarrell Moultrie
Am Grad Champion Darrell Grand Moultrie with the NYC Dance Experience with the Greater Baton Rouge Arts Council Dance Residency. Interviews with Moultrie, First Lady Donna Edwards and Joey Roth.
Tina HollandTina Holland
American Graduate Champion, Tina Holland, CEO of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University who is a mentor for Kitchen Table Talk, an “intergenerational public square”.
Jonathan BloomJonathan Bloom
Am Grad Champion Jonathan Bloom, Armstrong Jazz Camp Coordinator. Segment includes interviews with Jonathan Bloom and Ravon Andrews, a trombonist and 4 year camper who studied under Bloom.
Baton Rouge Youth CoalitionBaton Rouge Youth Coalition
LPB and the Baton Rouge Youth Coalition were highlighted on American Graduate Day 2015
Upward BoundUpward Bound
Southern University’s Upward Bound program has been guiding students into college for 50 years
LSU College of Engineering XCITE Stem CampLSU College of Engineering XCITE Stem Camp
LPB and LSU College of Engineering’s XCITE STEM Camp were highlighted on American Graduate Day 2015
LPB Celebrates Local Stories of Champions in lead up to “American Graduate Day 2017” on Saturday October 14th
American Graduate Day 2017 returns this fall for its sixrth consecutive year. Airing Saturday, October 14 from 1PM to 5PM on LPB.
AMERICAN GRADUATE DAY 2017 is a four-hour, live broadcast and outreach event dedicated to engaging our country around the dropout crisis with special celebrity guests, relevant spokespeople and compelling stories from the students themselves. Celebrity guests involved in education advocacy will be featured throughout the broadcast encouraging viewers to help close the graduation gaps and become mentors and American Graduate Champions themselves.