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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, WABE 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.
There will be door prizes and give-a-ways. The dropout crisis demands attention now, and we are rising to the challenge of doing our part to address this problem. This event is open to the public.