American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen! »»»Published: September 19, 2014

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  • American Graduate - Let's make it happen!

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.








American Graduate Champions:



An American Graduate Champion commits their time, skills and resources to make sure that young people succeed. He or she is an individual who plays an active role in improving educational outcomes for students. A champion is a parent who is active in the lives of young people or a volunteer who creates a positive environment daily for youth in their community


Learn how to get involved with Louisiana American Graduate Champions:

West Baton Rouge Parish Early Learning

100 Black Men of Greater Baton Rouge “Project Excel”

Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) - Louisiana

ExxonMobil YMCA of Baton Rouge

Rapides Parish Alternative Positive Program for Students (RAPPS)





If you know of someone who you would consider a Louisiana dropout prevention Champion, please let us know!



Send their full name, email, and a brief note of why you think they’re a champion in our comment/contact box below. Remember to include your name and email in the boxes provided. Thank you!



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• Jourdan Lee poetry slam -

Jordan Lee was one of the winners of the national Raise Up Slam Poetry Project which is part of the American Graduate initiative. She currently attends Tulane University.




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Watch more Louisiana American Graduate segments online.












Watch the full American Graduate Day here:








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Funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting through the National Center for Media Engagement.


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