State of The Re:Union: Summer in Sanctuary – An American Graduate Special

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 9:00pm - 10:00pm

Photo by Anthony J. Merced

Based on the celebrated off-Broadway show by State of the Re:Union host Al Letson, Summer in Sanctuary — An American Graduate Special, airing Sunday, May 12 at 9 p.m. on AM1370/FM-HD 91.5-2, combines radio drama and documentary to explore America's dropout epidemic through the intimate story of one man's attempt to make a difference in the lives of a group of high-risk kids. It chronicles Letson’s journey teaching at a summer camp at the Sanctuary on 8th Street, a community center in an economically challenged neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida.

This special is part of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a nationwide public media initiative made possible by CPB to help communities identify and implement solutions to the high school dropout crisis.  The local broadcast is supported in part by Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection.Local support for American Graduate Programming is provided by Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection.

Every day in America, more than 7,000 students drop out of school. In a State of the Re:Union first, this episode combines radio drama and documentary to explore America’s dropout epidemic through the intimate story of one man’s attempt to make a difference in the lives of a group of high-risk kids. Based on the celebrated off-broadway show by SOTRU host Al Letson, this episode chronicles Letson’s journey teaching at a summer camp at the Sanctuary on 8th Street, a community center in an economically challenged neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida.