Friday, May 15, 2020

Feel Good Friday - #GraduateTogether

Another Feel Good Friday sheltering in place means coming up with more creative ways to share experiences that usually happen in person. #GraduateTogether is reimagining, you guessed it, graduation.

#GraduateTogether is a national, virtual ceremony honoring the 3 million students graduating from high school this year. As explained on the website, "Artists, athletes, musicians, commencement speakers, influencers, and cultural icons will show their support with performances and messages featuring students, teachers and their families from coast to coast."

It airs tomorrow, May 16th at 8pm ET/PT and 7pm CT/MT, on major broadcast channels and all your favorite social media platforms. But don't just watch, participate! There are options for you to get involved whether you're a student, teacher or family member. Submit a photo, a speech, a tweet, a note of appreciation or tell the world what the class of 2020 taught you. All entries are welcome.

If you want to plan a graduation ceremony in addition to tomorrow's celebration, there's also a toolkit full of ideas, resources and guidance on logistics. Download it here.

This program is brought to you by the Entertainment Industry Foundation (helping members of the entertainment industry find philanthropic opportunities), The LeBron James Family Foundation (investing in education for kids in Akron, Ohio) and the XQ Institute (rethinking the high school experience).

If you've got a graduate in the family, or you want to share in the excitement of graduation, be sure to tune in tomorrow. Help spread the word by liking the XQ Facebook page, following the event on Twitter @GradTogether and tagging all your posts with #GraduateTogether when you Tweet up a storm or submit your #GradWalkTikTokChallenge video. Congratulations!

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