Join us for Welcome Sesame: A Digital Special Event hosted by Tamron Hall, featuring special guest performer Tori Kelly and the beloved Sesame Street Muppets. Premiering on this page online June 21 at 7pm, and available through the end of the month, this virtual special will highlight our Welcome Sesame initiative helping children affected by conflict and crisis, and ways for fans and friends to support this work. Your support is essential to help us continue bringing quality early learning, comfort, and hope to young children and families touched by crisis.
This year, Sesame Workshop is honoring His Excellency Edi Rama, Prime Minister of Albania, with the Joan Ganz Cooney Global Leadership Award for his leadership in welcoming Afghan refugees to Albania. Additionally, Welcome.US will be honored with this year’s Civic Leadership Award for creating the largest coalition in refugee resettlement history. This online event will also feature a special musical tribute in loving memory of Emilio Delgado, who played Luis on Sesame Street for over 40 years.
While the event is free to watch, we invite you to make a contribution in support of our mission to help children grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. Donations are one of our largest funding sources, and individual gifts are critical to powering our work. You can also visit sesameworkshop.org/auction to bid on a selection of unique items and experiences, with all proceeds benefiting Sesame Workshop!