WYCC KIDS AND FAMILY
Enter the 2014 Back-to-School Attendance Challenge!
High school students who attend school every day can help their school earn a special visit from hip-hop recording artist, Common!
The B2S Attendance Challenge begins Tuesday, September 2nd (first day of school) and concludes Tuesday, September 30, 2014.
During the month of September, students are challenged to help their high school exceed attendance figures from the same period last year. Special prizes will be awarded to two (2) high schools with the most improved attendance figures.
Click here for details on guest appearance prizes and well as a $1,000 gift card from Fifth Third Bank.
On Saturday, September 27th, WYCC PBS Chicago aired a live 4-hour broadcast of American Graduate Day, an initative to address American's dropout crisis. It's not too late to join the conversation.
It's not too late to join the conversation!
Click here to see videos of Chicago's local American Graduate Day heroes, Elizabeth Dozier, Principal of Fenger High School, Monica Haslip, Founder of Little Black Pearl Art & Design Academy, Sarah Atlas, Assistant Education Director at Marwen and Marvin Bembry, President of the North Chicago Chamber of Commerce.
Click here to find classroom resources and videos.
To learn more about the initiative, click here.
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“The term Hispanic or Latino, refers to Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race. On the 2010 Census form, people of Spanish, Hispanic and/or Latino origin could identify themselves as Mexican, Mexican American, Chicano, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or "another Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin."
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