Barack and Michelle Obama will deliver a number of virtual commencement addresses to the class of 2020, as schools have adjusted, postponed or canceled their in-person graduation ceremonies due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The “Becoming” author noted that she is teaming up with YouTube via her education-focused Reach Higher initiative to host a virtual graduation ceremony for all graduates ― high school, college and other programs ― on June 6 at 3 p.m. ET.
She named Barack Obama as one of the event’s special guest speakers.
Barack Obama listed his two other scheduled virtual graduation speaking engagements ― an event hosted by LeBron James’ foundation and a celebration for graduates of historically Black colleges and universities, titled “Show Me Your Walk, HBCU Edition,” which is slated to livestream on the official Twitter account of Chase Bank.
James celebrated Obama’s participation in his event for high school seniors titled “Graduate Together: America Honors the Class of 2020,” which will be hosted by the LeBron James Family Foundation, the Entertainment Industry Foundation and XQ Institute.