KERA’s American Graduate Initiative


Support for KERA’s American Graduate initiative is made possible in part by:


As part of a national public broadcasting project American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, KERA is focusing on ways to keep kids on the path to graduation. This multiyear initiative will play out on all of KERA’s platforms, with news stories and community outreach through radio, television, web sites, social media and events

Below are some of the highlights so far.

Homeless in High School

For many teens, graduating from high school is tough enough. Try doing all that reading, homework and studying when you don’t have a place to live. Meet some of these students in North Texas – and the people who are helping them out.  Read more »


Generation One

This new KERA News American Graduate series explores the challenges these kids face and the ways North Texas schools are trying to weave them into the American tapestry. Read more »


Stories of Champions

In a new series of videos, KERA is highlighting the work of three local American Graduate Champions including
Jasmine Africawala, librarian at the Dallas Public Library; Nakia Douglas, principal of Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy; and Betsy Price, mayor of Fort Worth.

Watch the American Graduate Champions videos below.

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