Beyonce delivered a stirring and passionate speech during YouTube Originals’ “Dear Class of 2020” live stream. She touched upon recent protests, sharing her secret to success and generally providing the class of 2020 with a beautifully rendered image of motivation.

“Dear graduates: Please remember to take a little bit of time to give thanks to your family members and the community who’s been such a big support system for you,” Beyonce said early in her commencement speech, after thanking the Obamas for inviting her to participate. “You are achieving things your parents and grandparents never could imagine for themselves. You are the answer to a generation of prayers.”

Watch the “Dear Class of 2020” live stream below, which has also featured messages from President and Mrs. Obama, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, and several other stars: