The Opportunity Network Partners with PBS to Help More Americans Graduate
The Opportunity Network will join PBS and leading education organizations across the country to bring attention to solving the national dropout crisis. American Graduate Day, which takes place on Saturday, October 3, 2015, will focus on seven critical themes including career readiness and college completion. The live, seven-hour broadcast will showcase individual and organizational champions who guide students on the path to graduation.
OppNet Founder and CEO Jessica Pliska and OppNet alumna Hong Deng Gao will discuss the importance of mentors and internships in college completion and career success. Ms. Gao, a 2015 graduate of Pomona College, emigrated from China when she was fourteen. Today she is launching her own nonprofit, Health Bridges, based on her personal experiences helping her family navigate the U.S. health system without any money, English skills or support.
Throughout the day, viewers can participate in the event by asking questions and sharing ideas on Twitter and Facebook, using the hashtag #AmGrad. Join us in supporting American Graduate Day by helping a young person along the path to college and career. Be sure to tweet your stories to @Opp_Net!