Sponsors “adopt” a graduating senior online and send them a gift to celebrate their milestone achievement.
The banners were placed on streets including Santa Fe Avenue, Willow Street as well as outside the Long Beach Unified School District offices.
The occasion was joyous, adorable and, for some, the first graduation experience within the family.
For those who would like to participate, the last day to adopt a graduate is June 30th.
As unique as the circumstances were, these were also typical graduations in a lot of ways, with lots of cheering, laughter and some tears.
As graduation nears for thousands of Gen Zers and the youngest of millennials, we asked their older peers how they made it through one of the worst economic downturns in our country’s history.