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Plan to Tune In to ‘American Graduate Day’ On 17 September
When public television’s fifth annual American Graduate Day hits airwaves in September, Rotary will be recognized for its work mentoring young people and keeping high school students on track to graduate.
Representatives from Monarch School, an elementary and high school for San Diego’s homeless youths, will talk about the school’s long-running relationship with the Rotary Club of San Diego, California, USA. The school started as an education center in one modest room in 1987. By 1998 it was in danger of losing its lease amid a wave of redevelopment in San Diego’s urban core.
A local Rotary member used her real estate acumen to find a new location and led efforts that ultimately raised $1.4 million for renovations, furniture, and equipment. Nearly two decades later, in an airy space near the waterfront, the school provides education and social services for about 400 of San Diego’s estimated 20,000 homeless and transient youths. Students’ test scores have improved, and club members continue to support the school and volunteer as mentors, tutors, and chaperones.
Rotary is one of 25 nonprofits to be recognized during the broadcast, the culmination of a full week of primetime education coverage on PBS. Hosted by Soledad O’Brien, the four-hour show will include celebrity guests such as basketball great Shaquille O’Neal, former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, and musician Rachel Platten. It will be streamed live from WNET in New York City and broadcast on public television stations across the United States on Saturday, 17 September.
Rotary International Announcements: https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/news-media/plan-tune-american-graduate-day-17-september
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