American Graduate on Almanac
Watch below, or click for a behind-the-scenes look.
Four newly-graduated students sit down at the Minnesota African American Museum & Cultural Center and speak with Lissa Jones (KMOJ’s Urban Agenda) about what graduation means to them & what it takes to succeed.
Filming Students' Stories
Our featured youth were interviewed and filmed in their schools, homes, and other community places that supported and uplifted their passions and interests. In addition to the youth, tpt interviewed parents and family members, teachers, administrators, creative mentors, and others who encouraged their graduation success.
After graduation, four of the featured youth sat down together for a panel discussion with Lissa Jones from KMOJ’s Urban Agenda at the Minnesota African American Museum. Topics ranged from graduation successes and challenges, to opportunities to learn black history, to the belief gap and how the educational system supported and/or failed them at times.
Meet our Creative Advisors
This team of community members, artists, and youth advocates were recruited to support tpt's American Graduate campaign by driving and shaping the campaign content. Using a community organizing/media justice framework, these advisors provide important authentic expertise to the project. Scroll through below. You can also read more on their About page here.