LeBron James to honor Class of 2020 with All-Star Studded Event
LeBron James is creating an all-star event to honor and celebrate the high school class of 2020, which has had its graduation term upended by the coronavirus pandemic.
The LeBron James Family Foundation, XQ Institute and so The Entertainment Industry Foundation on Wednesday stated that the one-hour special, “Graduate Together: America Honors the high school Class of 2020,” will air concurrently on NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox on May 16 at 8 p.m. EDT.
The event pays tribute to high schoolers graduating this year. It may include appearances by James, Pharrell Williams, Malala Yousafzai, the Jonas Brothers, Bad Bunny, Yara Shahidi, Ben Platt, Lena Waithe and H.E.R.
“I wanted to help create a show that looked and felt very different from regular specials. Something that addressed to kids during a different way. These kids struggled so hard to graduate and what’s occurring to them is unfair,” James said during a press statement to The Associated Press.
“I hope we’ll give them and their families something cool that makes their accomplishment feel special.” “Graduate Together” was curated by high school students, educators and thus the American Federation of Teachers.
It will feature commencement speeches, performances and more. It’ll also air on TikTok, Facebook, YouTube, Complex Networks, PeopleTV and other digital platforms.
Other associates within the event involve Megan Rapinoe, YBN Cordae, Chika, Charli D’Amelio, Dixie D’Amelio, Loren Gray, Brandan “Bmike” Odums, Henry Platt and Jonah Platt.
Commencement ceremonies across the country are cancelled thanks to COVID-19, but the commitment, determination and spirits of the category of 2020 remain high.
To recognize the quite 3 million graduating seniors nationwide — and to offer them a first-of-its-kind celebration they’ll always remember — XQ Institute, The LeBron James Family Foundation and therefore the show business Foundation has announced.
Presented by Done + Dusted and SpringHill Entertainment, Graduate Together are getting to be curated by high school students and instructors across the country with the assistance of the American Federation of Teachers.
The program is additionally going to feature profiles of students and educators who have made a difference in their schools and communities.
“While this would probably not be the graduation experience students were deemed to get, we hope we will still give them something unique,” James said. “Because they deserve it.”