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American Graduate: Youth in Jeopardy

In the U.S. nearly one million students drop out before graduating high school. In Caddo Parish nearly half of students enrolled will not graduate. Children who drop out are more at risk of  being unemployed, working low-paying jobs, becoming addicted to drugs, committing crimes, being incarcerated, or raising families on welfare. When a child drops out of school it affects the child, families, our community, and our state.     
    
Red River Radio presents "American Graduate: Youth in Jeopardy - The Drop-Out Crisis," a series of call-in shows to address causes and solutions.  We explored opportunities for parents and the community to support students and help them through to graduation. In the U.S. nearly one million students drop out before graduating high school. In Caddo Parish nearly half of students enrolled will not graduate. Children who drop out are more at risk of  being unemployed, working low-paying jobs, becoming addicted to drugs, committing crimes, being incarcerated, or raising families on welfare. When a child drops out of school it affects the child, families, our community, and our state.     
         
Red River Radio is partnering with other organizations in our community such as the Alliance for Education, which are assisting us with compiling resources and providing information. Red River Radio partnered with LPB for a town hall meeting addressing the Caddo Parish and state drop-out crisis which aired on LPB's "Louisiana Public Square" and on Red River Radio.         
    
In Caddo Parish, many students quit school between eighth and ninth grade. As part of this initiative, Red River Radio will invite selected Caddo Parish eighth-graders to visit the station to learn about careers in radio.
    
You may find information about upcoming events during this initiative on Red River Radio's Web site, Facebook and Twitter pages.

American Graduate Resource List

The resource list below is a compilation of organizations with programs or information to help support students through to graduation. You can listen to each program in the series on line as well. Just Click These Links:

Program 1: School Attendance and Truancy
Program 2: Governmental Issues
Program 3: A Town Hall Meeting
Program 4: Higher Education's Role

Community and National Resources

American Graduate: Let's make it happen

Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Alliance for Education

Dropout Prevention

Volunteers of America: The Lighthouse Program

Americas Promise Alliance

Attendance Works

Juvenile Court for Caddo Parish

Volunteers for Youth Justice

The Rutherford House

Bossier Parish Truancy Assessment and Service Center

 

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Kermit Poling
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3:37pm

Wed November 16, 2011
Youth in Jeopardy

Program 4: Higher Education's Role

The "Youth in Jeopardy Project" is part of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

The fourth program in the series on "Higher Education's Role" aired on November 16th at 6:00 p.m. Guests for the program were Dr. Paul Sisson, Provost and Vice Chancellor, LSUS; Christianne Wojcik, Director of Academic Services, LSUS;  Janice Sneed, Vice Chancellor of Community and Workforce Development, Southern University Shreveport;  Saundra Bigham, Coordinator of Dual Enrollment for Southern University Shreveport.

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8:00pm

Mon October 31, 2011
Youth in Jeopardy

Program 3: A Town Hall Meeting

Louisiana Public Broadcasting collaborated with Red River Radio for a town hall discussion on Thursday, October 20th, 7 p.m. at LSUS.  Local and state experts explored the drop-out crisis and answered questions the audience.  The town hall meeting aired on Red River Radio on October 31.

The "Youth in Jeopardy Project" is part of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

7:00pm

Wed October 12, 2011
Youth in Jeopardy

Program 2: Governmental Issues

Our second program in the series, on "Governmental Issues" aired on October 12th at 6 p.m.  Guests on the show were Scott Hughes, Executive Director of the regional Alliance for Education, Elliott Stonecipher, demographer and political analyst, and Thomas Carmody, Louisiana State Representative for District 6.

The "Youth in Jeopardy Project" is part of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
 

7:00pm

Wed September 21, 2011
Youth in Jeopardy

Program 1: School Attendance and Truancy

The "Youth in Jeopardy Project" is part of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Our first program in the series, on "School Attendance and Truancy," aired on September 21, at 6 p.m. Guests on the show were Kathie Boyett of the Alliance for Education and Janis Thompson, Director of Court Programs for Volunteers of Youth Justice.

The "Youth in Jeopardy Project" is part of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.