NPT spot on TSU/VU program for minority students is in nat’l pub media show

NPT highlights Earth Horizons, a Tennessee State University/Vanderbilt University geosciences program for minority students, in national American Graduate show.

NPT is among 15 public media stations whose work is included in JOURNEY TO JOBS, a one-hour television special presented as part of the American Graduate: Getting to Work initiative. JOURNEY TO JOBS will be hosted by PBS NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan and will air on NPT Sunday, Oct. 27, at 1 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 5 p.m.

JOURNEY TO JOBS shows how communities are providing support, advice, and intervention services to youth, veterans, and adults in career transition. In JOURNEY TO JOBS, viewers hear directly from job seekers and the newly employed, from business and nonprofit leaders, as well as program staff, volunteers and mentors as they work to create pathways to high-demand skilled careers. Each segment is tied to one of the American Graduate content strands, including Barriers to Employment, Career Pathways, Connecting Job Seekers to Networks, Innovative Career Education Models, and Mentorship.

NPT’s segment highlights Earth Horizons, a National Science Foundation project launched earlier this year by professors from Tennessee State University, a historically black university, and Vanderbilt University. The goal of Earth Horizons is to expand opportunities and awareness about geosciences for minority students. The video is available below, at and on our NPT Reports YouTube channel.

American Graduate is public media’s long-term commitment to supporting community-based solutions to help young people succeed in school, career and life. Supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, more than 125 public television and radio stations have joined forces with over 1,700 partners to elevate the stories of youth and the supportive adults that help them succeed. Public media’s national and local reporting – on-air and online – is helping communities understand the challenges and community-driven solutions associated with education and future successes. Public forums, town halls and community conversations are activating discussions between community leaders, educators and more.

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