‘Graduation is victory’ video debuts

A new video debuting here today tells the stories of overcoming obstacles and creating opportunities by 2017 graduates of Oregon’s public schools.

In addition to the new video, the Promise website contains new resources related to graduation. They include reports from the Chief Education Office and Oregon Department of Education, as well as links to recent news stories.

The video was filmed at Bethel SD (Eugene), Reynolds SD (Portland), Astoria SD and Eagle Point SD (north of Medford). It expands on an earlier Promise video about the graduation experience by telling the back stories of young people who marked a milestone on their path toward college and careers.

The video is the second in a series of Promise efforts in 2017-18 focusing on improving graduation rates at Oregon high schools statewide. Coming in 2018: Expressions of #GRADitude: young people thank those who have kept them on the graduation path.