Save The Date for "The Graduates/Los Graduados"

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On Monday, October 28, PBS premieres, The Graduates/Los Graduados at 10:00 p.m. The film shares the compelling stories of six young Latinos from around the country who beat the odds and achieved success in school. Featured in this nationwide premiere is Bronx-born Chastity Salas, a Children’s Aid Society community school alumna and current freshman at the State University of New York at Potsdam.

Though her mother worked hard to provide steady housing for Chastity and her three younger brothers, the family found themselves living in a homeless shelter. During these difficult times, the after-school program at Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School, helped provide a safe and encouraging place for Chastity to build positive relationships, enhance her study skills and explore her creativity through music. With help from the Student Success Center and the EXCEL College Prep Program, Chastity was set on track to college and was better prepared for the challenges of higher education.

Watch the trailer here and check your local listings for Monday’s premiere.

Join the online conversation about this film and the ways to curb the high school dropout rate. Visit the film’s Facebook page and use the hashtag #TheGraduates/#LosGraduados on Twitter to show your support.