Tri-C Student Will Appear on PBS Program Saturday
October 01, 2015
Keihen Kitchen will share her Tri-C story with a national television audience on Saturday afternoon.
She will be profiled during the fourth annual American Graduate Day broadcast on PBS from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Her segment — which looks at her experiences in the College’s Steelworker for the Future program with ArcelorMittal — will air sometime between 5:30 and 6 p.m. Saturday.
In addition, the segment will air during Friday's 6 p.m. broadcast of PBS NewsHour.
Kitchen is working toward an associate degree at Tri-C and a career as an electrician with ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading steel and mining company.
American Graduate Day centers on critical themes such as career readiness and college completion, dropout prevention and re-engagement and early education. Journalists, thought leaders and celebrities will join together to raise awareness of the incredible work being done across the country to keep kids in school.
The broadcast and online event features a mix of national and local segments from across the country that showcase how community organizations and individual champions provide support, advice and intervention services to at-risk students, families and schools.
Throughout the day, viewers are invited to engage with their local public television stations and the featured community organizations. Viewers can participate in the event by asking questions and sharing ideas before and during the broadcast on Twitter and Facebook, using the hashtag #AmGrad.