Veteran crooner Tony Bennett is throwing his support behind a new campaign encouraging children to stay in school and graduate.

The legendary singer will take part in a day long broadcast on American Graduate Day next month (27Sep14) from the Corporation of Public Broadcasting and U.S. Tv station WNET New York.

The broadcast will attempt to boost school graduation rates, and a number of other celebrities will also be taking part, including Girls actress Alison Williams, actor Edward James Olmos, American statesman Colin Powell, and U.S. Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

It will include interviews and performances celebrating the work of groups helping youth to succeed at school and work.