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American Graduate  

Through a partnership with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s American Graduate initiative, KVIE is bringing awareness to the high school dropout crisis affecting our local community, as well as our nation. KVIE connects the community to the current statistics pertaining to high school dropout rates, the available resources, and the ways that the community can get involved to collectively work graduation rates and engage students and families. 

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Local Resources & Information
2-1-1  Sacramento
Dial 211 or (916) 498-1000 or 1-800-500-4931. Referral to regional community services

SCOE(Sacramento County Office of Education) After School Extended Learning and Development

California Department of Education Dropout Prevention
1430 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 323-2183

Linked Learning Alliance
Pathways that link learning with student interests and career preparation.

California Youth Crisis Line (CYCL)
1220 H Street, Suite 103
Sacramento, CA 95814
1-800-843-5200 (Hotline)

  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Sacramento
1451 River Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 646-9300 x109

Building Dreams Mentor Program
Grant Joint Union High School District
1333 Grand Ave., Bldg. D Educational Options Division
Sacramento, CA 95838
(916) 286-4909

Teen Center USA-Elk Grove
8978 Elk Grove Blvd.
Elk Grove, CA 95624
(916) 686-6942


How We Can Help
Parent Engagement.
Research shows that students with involved parents, regardless of family income or background, are more likely to do better in school, graduate from high school, attend college, and find productive work.

Students whose parents remain involved tend to:

  • make better transitions,
  • maintain the quality of their work,
  • develop realistic plans for their future,
  • have higher graduation rates, and
  • advance to postsecondary education

Learn More:

Corporation for Public Broadcasting

American Graduate on Facebook

PBS Tavis Smiley Reports – Too Important to Fail

NPR Special Series - School's Out: America's Dropout Crisis

America's Promise Alliance

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


How Do You Become Engaged?

  • Maintain ongoing communication with your child’s teacher throughout their education.
  • Monitor school attendance. If your child is skipping school, it may be a warning sign.
  • Make sure that homework is being completed. Reading, writing, and math skills are the foundation for learning all subjects. Work on a strong foundation of the basics.
  • Identify postsecondary goals. The most important questions to ask are: What interests your child? What is your child good at? Postsecondary technical training or two-year community college programs are appropriate paths to meeting employment goals. If attending a four-year college is the way to reach his/her goal, put steps in place to make this happen.
  • Make graduation a priority and track their progress with the credits completed.
  • Encourage your child to seek out extracurricular activities where they can develop positive relationships and have success outside of a classroom setting.

Some Basic Facts
Two of our local counties, including San Joaquin and Sacramento counties, have a higher percentage of high school dropouts than the state of California.

Dropout Rates by Ethnicity

Source: CA Department of Education


Education pays in higher earnings and lower unemployment rates.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen is a public media initiative supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help local communities across America address the dropout crisis.

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