Dr. Eric Clark: Our November American Graduate Champion

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Few people in Mississippi have been as committed to education as Dr. Eric Clark. That's why we've chosen Dr. Eric Clark as our November American Graduate Champion.

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CIKI: The Chosen One

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1 in 5 students or 15% to 20% of the population have a language based learning disability. In this video from the 2015 "Can I Kick It?": Youth Movement Through Media Institute, Ashton reaches out for help when he realizes that he is struggling to read and his grades are dropping.

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CIKI: Marco

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Nothing seems to be going right in Marco's life. He is struggling in school, he seems distracted lately and his parents are getting a divorce. Then Marco loses someone close to him. He realizes that he has to push forward and do better for him. He turns his life around.

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American Graduate Day 2015

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A few photos from our live interview during American Graduate Day 2015, that aired on PBS stations across the country. MPB's Desare Frazier interviewed Tonya Hays, director of the WINGS Performing Arts Program at the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center and Brandon Spann a senior at Gulfport High School.

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Past Is Present

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This video comes from a group of students that participated in the, 2015 "Can I Kick It?": Youth Movement Through Media Institute. In the video "Past Is Present," using a poem, a group of students shed light on police brutality and inequality in the U.S. today. Using footage from the civil rights movement, the students showed how present events mirror those from the past.

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American Graduate Day 2015

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On Saturday, October 3rd, from 10 am to 5 pm, MPB is joining stations from across the country, to raise awareness about the incredible work being done by community leaders, educators and youth, to keep kids in school.

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October Champion: Josh Davis

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Josh Davis, MPB's October American Graduate Champion, has worked with Delta Health Alliance (DHA) as Vice President of External Affairs providing fundraising and management of federally funded programs since 2010.

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September American Graduate Champion: Amber May

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The American Graduate Champion for September is Amber May, Programs Director at Operation Shoestring in Jackson, MS and 2014-2015 Afterschool Alliance Ambassador for Mississippi.

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Student Showcase

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The students of the American Graduate Youth Media Summer Institute showcase the 4 films they’ve worked on producing the past 3 weeks.

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Post Production- Mr. Don Warren

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Mr. Don Warren, a well-known film producer from the Jackson area, comes to talk to the American Graduate Youth Media Summer Institute students about film making and how anything is possible if one follows their dreams.

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Meet the Students- Raha Iko Maxwell

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Meet a member of MPB’s American Graduate Youth Media Summer Institute.

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The Summer Institute Takes on Ole Miss

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The American Graduate Youth Media Summer Institute visits the University of Mississippi in order to learn more about the filming process and field while utilizing the campus for the students’ backdrop.

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Acting for the Camera- Ms. LaShundra Thomas

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Ms. LaShundra Thomas, co-founder of the Blue Light Underground Ensemble (a performance arts acting troupe for people of color), attended MPB’s American Graduate Youth Media Summer Institute to teach the students how to act on film and stage.

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Prince Duren- American Graduate Youth Media Summer Institute

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Professor Prince Duren speaks to the American Graduate Youth Media Summer Institute.

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Youth Media Summer Institute: Editing Day

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The students from the 2015 Can I Kick It: Youth Movement Through Media Summer Institute learn about editing after a week of filming in different locations. 

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