Obama to address 2020 high school grads

'Graduate Together' special features several stars and will air across all major networks and social media platforms.


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May 6, 2020 - 10:33 AM

Barack Obama

Former President Barack Obama will deliver a commencement message to the 3 million high school seniors graduating this month in a televised prime-time special.

Announced last week, “Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020” will also feature appearances from LeBron James, Malala Yousafzai, the Jonas Brothers, Yara Shahidi, Bad Bunny, Lena Waithe, Pharrell Williams, Megan Rapinoe and H.E.R., among others. It will air simultaneously across all the major networks and social media platforms.

“This high school graduation season will be anything but ordinary, but that’s all the more reason why the class of 2020 deserves extraordinary advice, heartfelt encouragement and hard-won wisdom about facing new challenges in an uncertain world,” said Russlyn Ali, chief executive and co-founder of XQ Institute, which is co-hosting the event with the LeBron James Family Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation.

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