Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has a really big surprise for the Class of 2020. The king of basketball made a really big announcement for the virtual graduation celebration.
According to this announcement, former President Barack Obama will deliver a speech during the one-hour special, “Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020.” The ceremony will air on NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox on May 16 at 8 p.m. EDT.
LeBron took to his Twitter account to make the big announcement. We bet a lot of people will love this.
“You all worked so hard the past four years and deserve the best commencement we can bring to you and your family.”
The virtual graduation is amazing!
The grand event will honor high school graduates this year. You can follow “Graduate Together” on TikTok, Facebook, YouTube, Complex Networks, PeopleTV and other similar platforms.
A lot of artists, athletes, musicians, and activists will join LeBron, including The Jonas Brothers, Yara Shahidi, Ben Platt, Lena Waithe, Megan Rapinoe, Pharrell Williams, Bad Bunny, Malala Yousafzai, Chika, YBN Cordae, Loren Gray, H.E.R., Brandan Bmike Odums and Charli D’Amelio.
The LeBron James Family Foundation and its I PROMISE School joined forces with Laurene Powell Jobs’ XQ Institute and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) to host the amazing ceremony. They will also raise money for families affected by school closures due to the pandemic. DonorsChoose and America’s Food Fund will take part in the process.
Working with students and their families helped LeBron realize that education is much more than academics. They all share the same experience, and they are all part of the same journey. We are together in this one. Students and their parents are part of the process. Educators, community members, and pretty much everyone else is responsible for the future.
We are going through hard times, and a lot of families need help at the moment. The coronavirus pandemic has taken so many lives, and although the situation has improved slightly, we really need to be on alert.
Every graduate will be grateful for this ceremony. LeBron is doing a really good job with other celebrities.