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The Felix Organization Joins American Graduate Day on PBS!

This year, The Felix Organization has been given the honor of participating in WNET’s popular annual broadcast, American Graduate Day.

Since 2012, PBS has aired American Graduate Day, a live broadcast and outreach event dedicated to engaging our country around the high school dropout crisis. Focused on telling stories, creating resources, and building community connections, this annual telecast seeks to successfully guide students along the path to graduation. This year, with the graduation rate at an all-time high, American Graduate Day is expanding the conversation and stories beyond the high school diploma, highlighting the inspiring individuals and organizations helping students graduate high school and look toward their next chapter: achieving career success.

Award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien hosts the four-hour special, which will be broadcast and streamed live from the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center on Saturday, October 14 from 2-6 p.m. on PBS, channel 13.

Like last year, American Graduate Day will ask viewers to “Be a Mentor” and impact real change on a young person’s life as they once again team up with MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership ( to connect viewers with mentoring opportunities in their local communities. During the broadcast, you will learn more about The Felix Organization and how our uniquely designed programs put children in foster care on the right track for graduation and, ultimately, career readiness.

Viewers can look forward to celebrity appearances including Rosita (Sesame Street); Juju Chang (Nightline, Good Morning America), who will speak about Junior Achievement; and musician Darryl McDaniels (Run-DMC), representing The Felix Organization. The broadcast will also feature Stories of Champions segments profiling people across America who are working to help students graduate.

Be sure to TUNE-IN on Saturday, October 14th to see The Felix Organization featured on this year’s spectacular American Graduate Day!

FUNDER CREDIT: American Graduate Day is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting as part of the public media initiative, American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen.

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