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American Graduate

KLRU is a proud participant in American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen, a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to improve educational outcomes for all youth from early childhood through high school graduation.

American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen is a long-term public media commitment, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, to help communities implement solutions to the high school dropout crisis. Public media organizations, like KLRU, play a significant role building awareness and community capacity. In Central Texas, American Graduate is:

  • seeking a clearer understanding about the nature and impact of the dropout problem, which communities are most affected and the impact on our economy and society
  • and convening organizations sharing common goals to increase graduation rates.

KLRU will also use this national initiative to give voice to successes and recognize American Graduate Champions - those organizations and individuals whose work is having an impact, and offering hope for even greater progress on this critical issue.
KLRU has selected an advisory group of local leaders to help guide this project, which includes presenting special broadcast and online programming, creating original productions, hosting community forums and other special events to raise awareness of the issues and solutions.

The American Graduate Champions profiles and resources will be back online soon.