American Graduate Day

September 22, 2012 was American Graduate Day, a multi- platform event featuring more than 20 national partner organizations, celebrities and athletes to spotlight solutions to the nation’s dropout crisis.


  1. Viewers were able to participate in the American Graduate Day broadcast by asking questions and sharing ideas before and during the broadcast on Twitter using the #AmGrad hashtag and on Facebook. On Sept. 22 alone, the #amgrad hashtag reached over 3 million people.
  2.  The official @AmeriGrad Twitter account led discussions and posed questions throughout the broadcast.
  3. The event featured 20 national organizations that are working with local public media stations to help young people stay in school and on track for on-time graduation. Both local and national partner orgs joined in the real-time conversation.
  4. American Graduate Day invited celebrities, athletes and journalists to appear on the live broadcast, and many tweeted about their involvement with the initiative.
  5. Public media stations and PBS programs from around the country rallied support on social media to build awareness of the initiative and encourage fans to tune-in.
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