Arizona PBS livestreams Phoenix Education Summit, featuring Mayor Greg Stanton

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WHAT: Media are invited to join Mayor Greg Stanton and fellow hosts Dr. Rufus Glasper and Dr. Kent Scribner at the Phoenix Education Summit, a discussion focused on empowering more of Phoenix’s young people to graduate from high school on time and prepared for college and careers through mentorship, internships and leadership development.   The summit will convene local educational institutions, employers, community groups and government with the goal of identifying and leveraging the strengths of each to increase high school graduation and college completion rates in Phoenix.

Eight, Arizona PBS will also be livestreaming this event at https://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/icls2 as part of its American Graduate initiative.

Registration for the event: http://www.phoenixcollege.edu/forms/rsvp2015.

This summit is a part of a national effort. America’s Promise Alliance launched the Community GradNation Summit Series in 2013 with the goal to host 100 summits across the country through 2016 to accelerate locally driven efforts to meet the GradNation Campaign’s goal of a 90 percent high school graduation rate by 2020 – which is also the goal of the Eight, Arizona PBS American Graduate initiative (www.azpbs.org/amgradaz). This summit is a collaborative effort of Degree Phoenix (a partnership of the City of Phoenix, Phoenix Union High School District, and Maricopa County Community College District, funded by America’s Promise Alliance).

WHO:  In addition to hosts Mayor Greg Stanton, Dr. Rufus Glasper and Dr. Kent Scribner, Arizona Board of Regents President Eileen Klein will make a special presentation, and the keynote speaker will be Blair Taylor, chief community officer for Starbucks.

WHERE: Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004

WHEN: Friday, April 10, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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