American Graduate Champion: Eric O’Malley

KLRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that have been submitted by the community.

Today’s Champion is Eric O’Malley! Eric O’Malley is a father in Austin, Texas. He encourages his son to do well in school and in life by helping him with complete homework and projects. “He wants me to have a better future, so he helps me with schoolwork and anything else I may have trouble with,” his nomination form (by his son) said. His story people “even if they are low income that they can have a good future and go to college.”

Do you know someone in our community who is working to improve high school success for students throughout Central Texas? Recognize them as an American Graduate Champion! American Graduate Champions can be students who work as mentors, business leaders who serve as role models, school officials making changes to better the system, parent activists, and even struggling students who are overcoming obstacles in order to graduate.