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American Graduate DC Champion – Hope Harrod

Posted May 23, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

Hope Harrod is a teacher at John Burroughs Elementary School. On the 2012 DC CAS, 24 percent of students in Ms. Harrod’s class moved up one proficiency level in math and 40 percent of students moved up one proficiency level in reading. Burroughs, at the school level, also made tremendous gains, jumping 16 percentage points […]

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American Graduate DC Champion – Byte Back

Posted May 16, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

Byte Back mission is to improve economic opportunity by providing computer training, access to technology, and career preparation for low-income residents of the Washington, DC metro area. Visit ByteBAck.org by clicking here

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BookExpo America 2016 – Watch Here

Posted May 12, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

BEA and BookCon May 12, 13, & 14 2016.  BookExpo America (BEA) is the leading book and author event for the North American publishing industry. BookCon is an immersive experience that features panels, Q&A, autographing sessions, and interactive content marrying the published word with video, podcasts, and more.. Authors scheduled to appear in the coverage […]

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American Graduate DC Champion – Harriet Frost

Posted May 10, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

Former librarian for Banneker Senior high School and historian teaching students about the history Idella Carrier of Rosewood. Idella Carrier after fleeing the atrocities which occurred at Rosewood, moved and settled in Tampa, Florida.  The Rosewood families are the only families who have received reparations from a state government in the United States.  We seek to […]

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American Graduate DC Champion – Latin American Youth Center

Posted May 2, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

The Latin American Youth Center’s (LAYC) mission is to empower a diverse population of youth to achieve a successful transition to adulthood, through multi-cultural, comprehensive, and innovative programs that address youths’ social, academic, and career needs. Since 1968, LAYC has been committed to transforming the lives of low-income young people and their families. LAYC offers […]

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American Graduate DC Champion – DC College Access Program (DC-CAP)

Posted April 25, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

DC-CAP is a privately-funded nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging and enabling DC public high school students to enroll in and graduate from college. DC-CAP is unique from other college access programs around the country for two reasons. First, every DC public and public charter high school student is eligible for DC-CAP services, regardless of academic […]

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American Graduate DC Champion – Should Could Dream Tour

Posted April 18, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

WHUT has captured the stories of American Graduate Champions in the DC area who make extra efforts to ensure youth are on the path to success.  Read more about this weeks featured champion here. The purpose of the should could dream experience is to inspire students to work hard, never settle and dream big. The one- man […]

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American Graduate DC Champion – LearnServe International

Posted April 13, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

WHUT has captured the stories of American Graduate Champions in the DC area who make extra efforts to ensure youth are on the path to success.  Read more about this weeks featured champion here. LearnServe International equips high school students from diverse backgrounds with the entrepreneurial vision, tenacity, confidence, and leadership skills needed to tackle social challenges at home […]

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Help Us Improve By Taking A Short Survey

Posted April 8, 2016 by WHUT Howard University Television

WHUT is a part of the national American Graduate Let’s Make it Happen Initiative to help keep more students on the path to a high school diploma, college, and successful careers. Help us improve the quality of our American Graduate outreach efforts on-air, on-line, and in our community by taking a short survey. Just visit […]

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Are Your Ducks In A Row? Let WHUT help with your Estate Planning.

Posted October 15, 2015 by WHUT Howard University Television

Whatever your stage in life, it is a good idea to think about and plan for how your affairs will be handled. A few simple steps today can give you peace of mind tomorrow by ensuring that you and your loved ones are well protected. Your estate plan can also be used to support charitable […]

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See our American Graduate Day 2015 Local Partners and Get Involved!

Posted October 10, 2015 by WHUT Howard University Television

The Fishing School  The Fishing School prepares public school elementary and middle school students for success in high school and life by improving their academic performance and life skills; and engaging them and their parents in intensive, multi-year, and research-based out of school time and parent engagement programs and activities. Words Beats & Life  Words […]

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WHUT In The Community – Kart Kingdom @ H Street Festival

Posted September 23, 2015 by WHUT Howard University Television

Saturday, September 19, 2015 WHUT and Kart Kingdom took over the H-Street festival with fun games and giveaways.  Take a look at the video from this fun filled day.    

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The 2015 PBS Kids Writers Contest Winners

Posted June 18, 2015 by WHUT Howard University Television

WHUT hosted the PBS KIDS Writers Contest Ceremony at our studios on Saturday, May 30th. More than 100 children, parents, teachers, principals and community members attended the event. Congratulations to all the students that participated, your stories were inspiring! WHUT’s 2015 PBS Kids Writers Contest Winners: Kindergarten: 1st – Adelyn Kennard 2nd – Niara Nandi […]

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The American Graduate Fellowship! Interested in journalism, media production, digital technology?

Posted April 15, 2015 by WHUT Howard University Television

If so, consider applying to the American Graduate Fellowship! WHUT is seeking Howard University students with creative and critical thinking skills who have a desire to mentor and inspire middle and high school students to succeed in school. For more information, please email Ivana Jackson at Ivana@whut.org. Visit whut.org/americangraduatefellowship to apply.  Or use the form […]

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American Graduate Day 2014

Posted September 23, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

Wes Moore to Host “American Graduate Day 2014” Live from Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in NYC, airing September 27 on WHUT Day-long Multiplatform Event Celebrates the “Stories of Champions” — Individuals and Organizations Committed to Improving Outcomes for Youth and Raising Graduation Rates    Special Guests Include Tony Bennett, Juju Chang, Bianna Golodryga, Ingrid Michaelson, […]

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WHUT Awarded American Graduate Community Service Grant…

Posted August 24, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

…To Help Washington, DC Improve Youth Outcomes. Washington, DC August 27, 2014) — WHUT has been awarded an American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen community service grant from The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to help Washington, DC improve youth outcomes for all students from preschool through college and onto careers. The nation’s graduation rate […]

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The PBS KIDS Writers Contest Ceremony Winners and Highlights

Posted June 24, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

WHUT hosted the PBS KIDS Writers Contest Ceremony at our studios on Saturday, May 31st.  More than 80 children, parents, teachers, parents, principal and community members attended the event. Congratulations to all the students that participated, your stories were inspiring. WHUT’s 2014 PBS Kids Writers Contest Winners: Kindergarten: 1st – Anthony Samuel 2nd  – Zumaya […]

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Next Avenue: Boomers’ Love/Loathe Relationship With Millennials

Posted June 3, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

The ‘You Raised Us — Now Work With Us’ author explains the paradox   Here’s a conundrum for boomers: Why are you so testy about the Millennials you work with because they exhibit the same behaviors you instilled inyour Millennial kids as a parent?That’s the vexing questionLauren Stiller Rikleen answers in her intriguing new book with the […]

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Youth Speaks Launches “RAISE UP,” A Public Media Spoken Word & Hip Hop Contest

Posted April 1, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

Def Jam Records Co-Founder Russell Simmons and Actress Rosario Dawson Lead Judges in Contest Part of the public media initiative, American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, the youth contest encourages students to discuss their education and future March 31, 2014, San Francisco, CA – Youth Speaks today announced a new youth hip hop and spoken word […]

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Watch The WHUT American Graduate Community Town Hall Here And Take The Survey

Posted March 5, 2014 by WHUT Howard University Television

There has been a lot of talk and media attention about the debate over how to address the dropout issue in America¹s schools. On Tuesday February 18, 2014, community members and educational stakeholders from the DC area gathered at WHUT’s Television Studios for the American Graduate Community Town Hall. NPR’s Michel Martin moderated as educators, community leaders and students gathered to […]

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