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LeBron James, Jonas Brothers, Bad Bunny, H.E.R. And More To Celebrate 2020 High School Seniors In TV Special
From Texas to Utah to Alaska, high schools across the U.S. are canceling, postponing or virtualizing their annual senior graduation ceremonies as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep the nation. With many high school seniors now facing the possibility of not celebrating the end of their high school careers IRL, basketball icon LeBron James is stepping in with an epic graduation party.
Airing Saturday, May 16, at 8 p.m. EST, "Graduate Together: America Honors The High School Class Of 2020" will pay tribute to this year's graduating class. The one-hour star-studded event will feature appearances from today's biggest artists: GRAMMY all-stars Jonas Brothers, Bad Bunny, H.E.R., Ben Platt, Pharrell Williams and YBN Cordae are some of the guests confirmed for Graduate Together.
Charli D'Amelio, Dixie D'Amelio, Chika, Loren Gray, Brandan Bmike Odums, Henry Platt, Jonah Platt, Megan Rapinoe, Yara Shahidi, Lena Waithe, Malala Yousafzai and others are also confirmed to participate.
The cross-platform, multinetwork event will simultaneously air commercial-free on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC. Additionally, Complex Networks, Facebook App, Instagram, PeopleTV, Snapchat, TikTok and YouTube will all stream the event and will create unique, dynamic viewing experiences on their platforms.
The event, curated by high school students and educators across the country, will feature commencement addresses, celebrity performances and vignettes. Students, educators and families are invited to submit videos and photos to be considered for inclusion in the broadcast. Graduating seniors can also share their own portraits to be included in a national virtual yearbook.
XQ Institute, The LeBron James Family Foundation and The Entertainment Industry Foundation are presenting Graduate Together, which is partnering with DonorsChoose and America’s Food Fund for their respective COVID-19 relief initiatives.