American Graduate

The high school dropout rate in the Greater Rochester area is a significant problem – and not just for those students who do not graduate. It affects the entire community, impacting our economy, healthcare costs, and workforce. WXXI's American Graduate project engages with the community and key stakeholders to educate the community on the dropout problem, rally support to get the community involved and help provide pathways to community resources to address the problem. WXXI's American Graduate Initiative focuses on providing quality content, convening key stakeholders and connecting community members to resources and solutions to support educational success from cradle to career.

Partners: If your organization has a program to support student success that can be featured on the WXXI American Graduate webpage as a community resource, please contact us.  

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 7:00pm
PBS is Looking for 100 of America's Most Innovative EducatorsAccepting applications from K-12 educators now through Feb. 11, 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015 - 7:00pm
Join us for an episode of A Path Appears, part of a 4-part series to air on WXXI. We will screen Episode 2 - Poverty & Early Childhood Intervention (West Virginia), Teen Pregnancy (Colombia), Forced Child Labor (Haiti)  that investigates the issues of poverty and the impact on women and children.

Ongoing

Dropping Back In features half-hour programs which introduce some of America’s dropouts, theissues they face and the people and programs helping them drop back in and get on with their educations and lives. Part of WXXI's American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen Initiative:
On-Demand National Town Hall Meeting to Tackle Issues of School TestingHeld On Friday, October 24,as part of the annual conference of the Council of the Great City Schools, produced by Milwaukee Public Television.  The Rochester City School District is a member of the Council.
On-Demand
The Science of Smart, Greater Expectations & The New Face of College 
The story of infant mortality in Rochester and what is being done about it. Watch Online

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 3:00pm
Enjoy the true spirit of the holiday season with Curious George and The Man with Yellow Hat!
 

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FREE Partnerships

The Friends of Educational Excellence (FREE) Partnerships support community partnerships in Rochester public schools to help students succeed in school. FREE Partnerships is an official partner of the Rochester City School District. They also provide opportunities to volunteer in schools. Learn More


ROC the Future is Rochester-area collaborative focused on improve the academic achievement of Rochester’s children. 


 

 



 

United Way of Greater RochesterUnited Way of Greater Rochester has developed focused plans—called Blueprints for Change: 2013-2019  Each Blueprint not only outlines United Way's funding priorities, it also highlights the v

Why mentor? Youth with mentors are less likely to skip school, less prone to violence, less likely to abuse drugs – and more likely to do well in school and more likely to graduate. Learn more:

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NYSED Liberty Partnerships

 

Liberty Partnerships Programs offer comprehensive pre-collegiate/dropout prevention programs and services to youth in Urban, Rural and Suburban communities of Western New York, Finger Lakes, Central New York, Southern Tier, North Country, Mohawk Valley, Capital District, Mid-Hudson Valley, NYC and Long Island. Learn More



Rochester City School District provides a specific listing of services and information for students and parents to access.

Parent Services Directory: 

The City offersafter school programs recreation and community centers which provide the best recreation and youth development program opportunities you will find anywhere.

 Teen Empowerment

The mission of the Center for Teen Empowerment is to empower youth and adults as agents of individual, institutional, and social change.

Hillside Work-Scholarship ConnectionHillside Work-Scholarship Connection (HW-SC) is a nationally recognized dropout prevention program that helps Rochester City School District students stay in school and successfully graduate high school ready for post-secondary education and employment. 

Youth Services Quality Council

The Youth Services Quality Council (YSQC) of Rochester and Monroe County is made up of more than 65 youth and family-serving agencies in the Rochester, NY area. See the directory to find great services!

 

The Rochester Monroe County Youth Bureau serves youth as a planning, funding and coordinating agency and is dedicated to developing, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive system of services for youth and their families. See the Directory of Youth Services.

2-1-1 Finger Lakes Region, NY

2-1-1/LIFE LINE of Finger Lakes, NY provides information & referral helpline services as well as crisis intervention services to Monroe, Wayne, Ontario, Livingston, Cayuga and Seneca Counties. 2-1-1/LIFE LINE is the "hub site" for the 2-1-1 Finger Lakes Region in New York State.

 

Keeping Kids Engaged

National STEM Video Game ChallengeNational STEM Video Game Challenge

WHAT: The National STEM Video Game Challenge   invites game-creators to create video online games using free or commercial software. Games should excite and educate users about science, technology, engineering and math. (STEM)

WHO: Students and educators can both enter

WHEN: TBD for 2014



Homework Hotline

Homework Hotline is WXXI’s live NY statewide call-in show where students receive help with homework problems right on the air. Designed for students in 4th-12th grades, Homework Hotline provides the tools students need to succeed with homework, and supports academic achievement across a variety of curricular areas.

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