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AASU Featured as National Success Story on PBS


Armstrong Atlantic State University will be featured on a national PBS program that focuses on reducing America's high school drop out rate.

'American Graduate Day' spotlights successful initiatives to encourage high school students to attend college. The segment will air Saturday, September 28 at 6 pm as part of a marathon that runs from noon to 7 pm.

According to information released by the institution, AASU's College Access Mentoring Information and Outreach (CAMINO) College Prep after-school program serves as the focus of the PBS segment.

The feature will focus on the experience of AASU freshman Allie Reyes, who is originally from Venezuela. Allie participated in the CAMINO College Prep program as a senior at Windsor Forest High School.

CAMINO is a community-wide collaborative that focuses on policies, programs and funding priorities to ease the transition from high school to college and promotes college completion for Latino/Hispanic students.

'American Graduate Day 2013' is a seven-hour "call to action" marathon centered around critical themes which includes early education, mentoring, career readiness, and dropout prevention.

Viewers can take part in the event by asking questions and sharing ideas before and during the broadcast on Twitter using the hashtag #AmGrad.

For more information, visit: http://www.armstrong.edu/ and http://americangraduate.org/grad-day/about.

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