It’s sadly unfortunate that millions of high school students across America will not be able to celebrate their years of hard work in high school with a graduation because of the Covid-19 pandemic. There is a light at the end of the tunnel though; several famous stars are hoping to give students a special memory.
Basketball superstar LeBron James is slated to host a star-studded virtual graduation TV and streaming special for America’s high school students
James and his foundation are partnering with philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs’ XQ Institute and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) to host the virtual ceremony for U.S. high school seniors that will air on major TV networks and online.
Announcing the special in a statement, James says: “These students have worked incredibly hard for this and there’s no way we can let that go unrecognized. While this won’t be the graduation experience they were supposed to get, we hope we can still give them something special because they deserve it.”
Other celebrities on board include actors Yara Shahidi, Lena Waithe, Ben Platt, soccer star Megan Rapinoe, musicians Jonas Brothers, Pharrell Williams, Bad Bunny, YBN Cordae, Loren Gray, and H.E.R., as well as Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist Malala Yousafzai.
The one-hour special, Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020, will air simultaneously across all broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC from 8 pm EST on May 16, 2020, as well as on the streaming platforms YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, TikTok, PeopleTV and Complex Networks.