American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen is a public media initiative, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), to help students stay on the path to on-time high school graduation and future success.
Experts estimate that American businesses are in need of 97 million middle- and high-skill workers, yet only 45 million Americans possess the necessary education and skills to qualify for these positions.
American Graduate brings an important new element to the battle--community-specific and community-targeted awareness raising.
Quality schools with engaged teachers, counselors and other administrators are critical to children’s education attainment.
Reducing the dropout rate by 10 percent a year would produce $191 million in crime-related savings and would provide additional state income of $103 million.