March 1, 2013

American Graduate Champions are individuals that have taken an active role in volunteering their time, talent, or other resources in their own communities to help youth stay on the path to graduation.

  • RICK DALTON | American Graduate Champion

    College For Every Student founder, Rick Dalton has been helping teenagers graduate high school. His organization helps young people of all ages explore their higher education options. Tune in September 27, at 11 am. more »

  • JOHN JABLONSKI | American Graduate Champion

    Thrive Founder, John Jablonski has the mission to help kids graduate at every stage. His organization charted a roadmap of competencies and experiences to ensure kids were successful from cradle to career. Tune in September 27, at 11 am. more »

  • ALICE SAMPLE | American Graduate Champion

    Journey into Reading Founder, Alice Sample gives children an opportunity to enter school prepared to read. Through her organization she gives free books to children whose parents may not be able to afford it. Tune in September 27, at 11 am. more »

  • JOHA BATTIN | American Graduate Champion

    IMPACTT founder, Joha Battin gives students the opportunity to envision their future career by placing them in their field of interest. This approach has encouraged students on the verge of dropping out of high school. Tune in September 27, at 11am. more »

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OFFICIAL PODCAST: "All Things Natural," a series of nature essays written by Ed Kanze for more than a quarter century, looks at a kitchen-sink full of natural phenomenon in an inquisitive and playful spirit.

  • LISTEN: Perpetually Seeking Salamanders

    We all have our passions and compulsions. One of mine is hunting for salamanders. When I catch them, I let them go. The fun isn't in the possessing, it's in the chase. Will you join me? more »

  • LISTEN: Poignant End of Summer

    First one at a time, then later by the truckload, leaves turn color. At first they signal the coming end of summer, then the arrival of fall, then turn our forests into one vast Jackson Pollack painting. more »

  • LISTEN: The Thrill of Being There

    While I watch nature videos with pleasure, especially if they're narrated by David Attenborough, and while I enjoy a stroll through a zoo now and again, it's always been clear to me that there's nothing more satisfying and fun more »