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Award-winning broadcast journalist Soledad O’Brien has built a career that inspires many young women who aim to one day follow in her footsteps. Now, she’s helping to shine a deserving light on others who have served as mentors for young people in their communities as host of the PBS American Graduate Day broadcast.

The latest installemnt of the American Graduate Day series will aim to raise awareness around high school graduation, as well as the power of mentorship and representation for young people in communities of color. 

“I think the American Graduate Day series is one of the rare opportunities that you get to highlight people who are doing amazing things and helping young people make sure that they get through high school,” Soledad tells ESSENCE. “And then, for those who want to go to college, helping them figure out the path to college. It’s very critical and I don’t think we spend a lot of time honoring those people and highlighting them and explaining what they do to be successful. So, truly, American Graduate Day is one of my favorite projects because we just spend the entire time saying, ‘Thanks and here’s how they did it and here’s what they do.'”

The American Graduate Day broadcast airs Saturday, October 14 from 2PM – 6PM EST on PBS.

For the full story, visit Essence.com/News.


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