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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.