American Graduate Day

American Graduate Day

Saturday, October 14, 2pm – 6pm on ThinkTV16

Broadcast live from Tisch WNET Studios in NYC on public television stations across the country, and streaming on, the 6th annual American Graduate Day will examine the vital role mentorship plays through high school, and will explore diverse pathways to career success and workforce development opportunities.

Since 2012, the American Graduate Day broadcast has focused on telling stories, creating resources and building community connections to successfully move students from early education through high school graduation. With the graduation rate now at an all-time high, American Graduate Day is expanding the conversation and stories beyond the high school diploma, highlighting workforce trends, career pathways and job opportunities, and the necessary skills to meet industry needs in every community across America.

For the first time, American Graduate Day will examine post-secondary pathways to career success, spotlighting the individuals, organizations and community partnerships that equip young people with the skills and resources to enter the workforce from multiple pathways – ranging from traditional universities to job training and certification programs, the military and apprenticeship programs.

Hosted by Soledad O’Brien, American Graduate Day will feature leading education, business, media and celebrity figures who will share inspirational stories from across the nation and encourage others to connect with students as a mentor as they look beyond the diploma and explore post-high school options. Viewers can join the conversation online at and on social media using the #AmGrad hashtag or by following American Graduate on Twitter and Facebook.

Locally we’ll be featuring three Southwest Ohio American Graduate Champions during the American Graduate Day broadcast - Per Scholas Director of Career Advancement Wayne Ivey, Woodward Career Technical High School Program Facilitator for the Building Technologies Academy West Davis, and Lawn Life Founder Tim Arnold. One or more of these segments may also be featured as part of the national broadcast. You can watch all three videos online and learn more about our local American Graduate efforts at​