[I WILL GRADUATE Youth Development Program]
More than a one-day event, I WILL GRADUATE DAY is a citywide school initiative to increase graduation rates amongst at risk students. Engages students in college and career curriculums, activities, workshops and pep rallies to encourage students to become part of the solution, to stay in school and graduate, while considering career and college options.
On January 9th, 2020, the I WILL GRADUATE Youth Development Program NYC will present I WILL GRADUATE DAY NYC our annual observance and education celebration!
I WILL GRADUATE DAY 2020 is declared via official proclamation from Mayor Bill de Blasio for the City of New York.
More than a one-day event, I WILL GRADUATE DAY is a citywide school initiative to increase graduation rates amongst at-risk students. Engages students in college and career curriculums, activities, workshops and pep rallies to encourage students to become part of the solution, to stay in school and graduate, while considering career and college options.
On January 9th, 2020, at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, New York, we will host a super-charged celebration. We keep students engaged with speakers who share life lessons and experiences. Surprise performances by some of their favorite celebrity musical acts and entertainers illuminate the important theme of the day, so students leave re-energized, re-focused, and re-committed to their education. The event will be hosted by The Breakfast Club: Power 105.1 own DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God.
Students will be engaged with speakers to include Jamie Casper (The Google Global Education Evangelist), Eric Adams Brooklyn Borough President, Leticia James (NYS Attorney General) Fat Joe (Music Artist /Actor) (Farah Louis (NYC Council Woman) Shiggy (Social Media Influencer) Marc John Jefferies (Actor) and many other that will stop by to encourage the youth of New York City.
“Making a difference in the lives the youth of New York City requires dedication, determination, and resiliency,” said Tonya Lewis Taylor co-founder of the I WILL GRADUATE Program. “The energy of thousands of committed youth excited to declare they will graduate from high school and college is like nothing else in the world, and I’m grateful to have the opportunity to present I WILL GRADUATE Day for the 13th year.”
The I WILL GRADUATE DAY event is supported in part by Power 105.1 FM, NYC City Council of New York, The Brooklyn Public Library, The CUNY Center, The NYC Department of Education and Lincoln Technical College.
I WILL GRADUATE Program – Entertainers 4 Education Alliance (501c3) organization is headquartered in New York City. Our award-winning I WILL GRADUATE CAMPAIGN is our drop-out prevention initiative and call to action for students, parents, and the entire community to increase educational achievement in youth. Our goal is to provide powerful messages to youth and parents about the importance of educational excellence. We accomplish this through youth development programs, parent engagement, community outreach exciting events, various forms of multi-media, and corporate partnerships. We enlist the talents, resources of the music and entertainment industry along with prominent high-profile individuals to stress the importance and coolness of being educated – “Smart is the New Cool.”