Playworks on PBS for American Graduate Day

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Saturday, September 28 is American Graduate Day. Watch live at 4:00 EST.

This weekend, PBS stations across America will televise an event featuring celebrities actively joining with national and local community organizations focused on providing solutions for this nation's dropout crisis. The seven hour broadcast, beginning 12:00PM EST, will feature such speakers as Colin Powell, Patrick Stewart, Juju Chang, Brian Williams, Brian Stokes Mitchell and more!

During its broadcast, at 4:00PM EST, ABC News' Rebecca Jarvis will interview three representatives of Playworks: Principal Janel Hawkins, Coach Tom Cramer and Junior Coach Esther Lopez. These three exceptional individuals will share how a safe and healthy recess can be pivotal in engaging students in school at an early age, and hopefully, (*fingers crossed*) lead the studio in a game!

Following the Playworks' segment, viewers will be encourage to visit our website to download resources to help those wishing to volunteer at school recess and create a safe, fun and inclusive experience for every child.

You can tune in Saturday, September 28 at 1:00-1:30PM PST to your local PBS affliate or watch live online at

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