LeBron James has done it again.
The NBA superstar continues to use his platform to enhance the lives of individuals in his community.
The LeBron James Foundation, XQ Institute and The Entertainment Industry Foundation announced on Wednesday that they will be airing a one-hour special, "Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020," on May 16 at 8 p.m. ET in efforts to recognize graduating seniors across the nation.
Working on something special for you high school class of 2020! 🙏🏾 See you May 16th!! @LJFamFoundation @GradTogether @XQAmerica @EIFoundation #GraduateTogether 🎓 #MoreThanAnAthlete 👑 pic.twitter.com/oKvC2VrqzN— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 29, 2020
James, who will be addressing the graduates during the broadcast, hopes to make the celebration a memorable one for more than 3 million high school students in the U.S. that will not get a chance to walk across the stage due to coronavirus.
"I wanted to help create a show that looked and felt very different from traditional specials. Something that spoke to kids in a different way. These kids worked so hard to graduate and what is happening to them is truly unfair," James said in a statement to The Associated Press. "I hope we can give them and their families something cool that makes their accomplishment feel special."
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The idea was organized by high school students, educators and the American Federation of Teachers and will feature celebrity appearances and performances by Pharrell Williams, Malala Yousafzai, the Jonas Brothers, Bad Bunny, Yara Shahidi, Ben Platt, Lena Waithe and H.E.R. It will air on NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox in addition to TikTok, Facebook, YouTube, Complex Networks, PeopleTV and other digital platforms.
Graduates, teachers and parents are encouraged to share their achievements for a chance to be featured during the event. Individuals interested in nominating an outstanding senior, educator and/or self for recognition can visit GraduateTogether2020.com.
While the event will be held virtually, this will definitely be something special that the Class of 2020 graduates will never forget.
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