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Friday, October 18 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Diploma Effect: Inspiring Social Change One High School Degree at a Time. Sponsored by Ad Council and FinishYourDiploma.org.

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34 million Americans, including 1 in 3 Hispanic adults, do not currently have a high school diploma. Join experts from the Ad Council and NGL Collective and influencers to discuss how the marketing, media and creative industries are working together to inspire young adults to achieve this accomplishment and have the greatest opportunities for themselves and their families. Learn how you can join the Ad Council’s Finish Your Diploma campaign and use your voice, your platform and your expertise to change lives.

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Tracy Danicich

As VP, Group Lead, Tracy leads a cross-functional team that works with leading non-profits, brands, media and advertising industry partners to produce national public service campaigns including LGBT Acceptance, Ending Hunger, Alzheimer’s Awareness and High School Equivalency Achievement. Since... Read More →

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Penny Tovar

Penny Tovar is an internet personality, entrepreneur, registered nurse, and advocate for sustainability, clean beauty, education, and Hispanic culture.  Tovar launched her channel under the alias ‘Curly Penny’ the summer after graduating high school on her quest to find self-love... Read More →
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Ben DeJesus

I've spent more than 15 years as a director and producer in the U.S. Hispanic, urban, and youth markets. As an award-winning documentary filmmaker, music video veteran, and episodic TV director, I've been at the helm of 100+ hours of content, including television shows, commercial... Read More →
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Jessica Arceo

Speaker, Ad Council
As a college student now I want to motivate others to achieve a high school diploma or GED. Even with the struggles everything is possible!

Friday October 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
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