Students Learn About Television Production During American Graduate Day

Information provided by Philip’s Academy Charter School

What would you do if you were selected to be a youth correspondent during one of public media’s most important days of programming?

The students of Philip’s Academy Charter School and Montclair Kimberley Academy in Newark rose to that challenge, joining their Student Reporting Labs mentor Lauren Wanko of NJTV News on the set of American Graduate Day in New York City.

Featuring seven hours of national and local programming, live interviews and performances, American Graduate Day celebrates the exceptional work of individuals and groups across the country who are helping local youth stay on track to college and career successes.

The student journalists had the opportunity to interview American Graduate Day Host Wes Moore, a bestselling author, TV personality and champion for youth. They also had the chance to talk to singer-songwriter Andy Grammer, a VH1 Save the Music Foundation ambassador.

American Graduate Day is part of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen — a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help more kids stay on the path to graduation.