Former First Lady Michelle Obama announced that her When We All Vote initiative is partnering with MTV for Prom-athon, a nationwide virtual prom experience for the entire class of 2020. The event will stream live on MTV YouTube on Friday, May 22.
The event is being held to honor graduates whose proms were canceled over COVID-19, and will also focus on commemorating another important milestone for young people this year: registering and voting in the national election in November. The virtual celebration to shine a light on the 20 winning high schools and students who organized the most creative nonpartisan voter registration efforts in the country.
Prom-athon on MTV will feature prom-themed throwback movies and short-form original content highlighting the winning schools and students. Following the takeover is the virtual prom party, which will live stream digitally at 9pm ET on MTV YouTube. Expect surprise celebrity guest appearances and live performances from some of the world’s biggest artists.
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