Obamas Headlined Virtual Graduation Ceremony on YouTube

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The event which their appearances will headline is “Dear Class of 2020,” an original special from YouTube that will stream on Saturday, June 6, on the YouTube Originals channel and YouTube’s Learn@Home site, reports Variety.

The streaming platforms event will feature a festival-style lineup, and include talks as well as music performances. Notable names taking part are BTS, Lady Gaga and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Other special appearances will include Alicia Keys, Kelly Rowland, Kerry Washington, Chloe x Halle, Zendaya, and YouTube creators Jackie Aina, AsapSCIENCE, Dude Perfect, Mr. Kate, and The Try Guys.

In addition to words from Mr. and Mrs. Obama — including individual commencement speeches as well as a joint message to graduates — Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative will kick off the event by hosting a full hour of content.

YouTube’s full schedule of commencement events will be available on the Learn@Home site beginning on May 17. Graduates can also set a reminder for the show and sign their name on the Dear Class of 2020 Shout Out Board at yt.be/dearclassof2020.

Susanne Daniels, YouTube’s global head of content, spoke of the platform’s mission with the event.

“Graduation is a tradition that students and families look forward to and with the current state of the world, YouTube is lending some inspiration in the form of a virtual commencement,” said Daniels. “We hope bringing together noteworthy, influential speakers along with performances from some of their favorite artists will provide encouragement for the students who have worked so hard to get here.”

YouTube’s full schedule of commencement events will be available on the Learn@Home site beginning on May 17.

Graduates can set a reminder for the show and sign their name on the interactive Dear Class of 2020 Shout Out Board at yt.be/dearclassof2020.

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