SYF Partners with Public TV for American Graduate Day: Sept. 28

Currently, one in four students drops out before finishing
high school. The good news? Evidence-based solutions exist to keep students on
track to college and beyond.
Simon Youth Foundation is excited to partner with public TV
for @American Graduate Day on Saturday, Sept. 28, to showcase ways to get
engaged and help students. SYF is among the several organizations and experts
to be featured on public TV’s American Graduate Day broadcast. “American
Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen” is a national public media initiative designed
to leverage the power and reach of public television to help community across
America address the high school dropout crisis. SYF will be featured during the 3 p.m. hour, with a taped segment at 3:50 p.m.
The
centerpiece of this national effort is American Graduate Day 2013, a seven-hour
live broadcast and outreach event on Sept. 28. This is a “call to action”
telethon, profiling more than 20 national community partners and 14 locally
produced segments. WFYI will broadcast a total of 13 hours of education
programming on Saturday, 11 a.m. – midnight, including the stories of
organizations such as SYF.

Dr. Michael Durnil, President & CEO, will share with viewers the important
work SYF is doing to ignite hope in at-risk students.  In the past 15 years, SYF has graduated
10,000 students and awarded more than $10 million in scholarships. SYF students
each have overcome tremendous hardships and challenges – yet have made a
conscious decision to turn around their lives. SYF graduates have gone on to
graduate, attend national and international universities, obtain successful
careers and become successful, contributing members of their community.
Find
out what SYF – and so many others are doing to make a difference! Click here for more information about American Graduate Day.

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