American Graduate: Champion - Shanna Peeples

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From KACV/Amarillo, TX

“As National Teacher of the Year, I represent the people who love what they do,’ Shanna Peeples says. “Who are willing to do whatever it takes to help kids. Who stay after school for hours. Who steal time from their own families to help our kids. Who may be the only person that shows up at games for a kid, or at plays, at concerts. For many kids, teachers are the only person for them.”

American Graduate Day is a live, seven-hour multiplatform broadcast that leverages the power and reach of public media to focus on those organizations and individual Champions keeping kids on the path to graduation. 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.

Inspired to get involved? You can become an American Graduate Champion by taking one of Seven Simple Steps to support students, ranging from becoming a mentor to donating school supplies. #AmGradChampion