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In partnership with When We All Vote, MTV will host the Prom-athon – a virtual celebration for the Class of 2020 with a special focus on commemorating another important milestone for young people this year: registering and voting in the national election in November. The Prom-athon will be a fun, music-filled experience full of exciting surprises, complete with celebrity appearances and exclusive performances. 

Come back on Friday, May 22 to watch the livestream below:


2020 Prom Challenge Winners

In February, When We All Vote and MTV’s +1thevote campaign launched the 2020 Prom Challenge– a new program to celebrate and recognize 20 high schools across the country integrating voter registration into their schools in the most creative and impactful ways. The Prom-athon will shine a light on the 20 winning high schools and students included below:

  • Dobson High School – Mesa, AZ
  • Western School of Science & Technology – Phoenix, AZ
  • Norte Vista High School – Riverside, CA
  • Compton Early College High School – Compton, CA
  • Community Charter Early College High School – Lake View Terrace, CA
  • Thurgood Marshall Academy PCHS – Washington, DC
  • Hialeah Gardens HS – Hialeah Gardens, FL
  • Meadowcreek High School – Norcross, GA
  • TF North High School – Calumet City, IL
  • Muchin College Prep – Chicago, IL
  • Cass Technical High School – Detroit, MI
  • Communication and Media Arts High School – Detroit, MI
  • John F. Kennedy High School – Winston – Salem, NC
  • R.J. Reynolds High School – Winston- Salem, NC
  • Valley High School – Las Vegas, NV
  • STEM Academy at Showalter – Chester, PA
  • Abraham Lincoln High School – Philadelphia, PA
  • Building 21 High School – Allentown, PA
  • Westbury High School – Houston, TX
  • Golda Meir High School – Milwaukee, WI

Honorary Prom-athon Chaperones

The Prom-athon chaperones are city and state leaders who are committed to lifting up virtual events for the Class of 2020. The group includes a broad representation of the winning Prom Challenge cities and states. We are grateful for their help in shining a light on these students’ incredible achievements and commitment to our democracy.

  • Governor Gavin Newsom, California 
  • Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Michigan 
  • Governor Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania 
  • Governor Gina Raimondo, Rhode Island
  • Thomas E. Parker, Superintendent, Allentown School District, Allentown, PA
  • Dr. Teresa A. Lance, Superintendent, Thornton Fractional HS District, Calumet City, IL
  • Dr. Juan Baughn, Superintendent, Chester Upland School District, Chester, PA
  • Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, Chicago
  • Dr. Darin Brawley, Superintendent, Compton Unified School District, Compton, CA
  • Dr. Allan J. Mucerino, Superintendent, Alvord Unified School District, Corona, CA
  • Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Superintendent, Detroit Public Schools Community District
  • Mayor Sylvester Turner, City of Houston 
  • Dr. Grenita Lathan, Interim Superintendent, Houston Independent School District
  • Dr. Jesus F. Jara, Superintendent, Clark County School District, Las Vegas, NV
  • Mayor John Giles, Mesa 
  • Mayor Tom Barrett, Milwaukee
  • Mayor Jim Kenney, Philadelphia
  • Mayor Kate Gallego, Phoenix 
  • Peter Boyle, Founding Director of Western School of Science and Tech, Phoenix  
  • Mayor Muriel Bowser, Washington, D.C. 
  • Raymond Weeden Jr., Executive Director of Thurgood Marshall Academy, Washington, D.C.