What is American Graduate
When students are asked if they will graduate from high school, about nine out of ten will answer 'yes.' However, statistics show about only seven out of ten actually finish high school. That statistic drops further for minority students and English Language Learners. Students have the will to graduate, but they do not always have the necessary support or resources. The WMHT American Graduate Project, funded by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, is an initiative to raise awareness about the dropout crisis in our community by engaging a wide range of stakeholders in a dialogue and by mobilizing the community through a multimedia campaign to share resources, best practices and stories of challenge and success.