Lebron James continues to give back to his community. The Cavaliers star has teamed up with Akron public schools to open the “I Promise School,” in hopes of helping at-risk children in his hometown.
“This school is so important to me because our vision is to create a place for the kids in Akron who need it most – those that could fall through the cracks if we don’t do something,” James said. “We’ve learned over the years what works and what motivates them, and now we can bring all of that together in one place along with the right resources and experts. If we get to them early enough, we can hopefully keep them on the right track to a bigger and brighter future for themselves and their families.”
The school is scheduled to officially open its doors in 2018. At first, it will focus on enrolling 3rd and 4th-grade students, but by 2022, you can expect the school to officially accommodate grades 1-8.
“We are excited about the potential of the I Promise School to provide specialized programming and invaluable resources for our students,” said David James, superintendent of Akron’s Public Schools. “We’ve seen the positive influence of the LeBron James Family Foundation on our students and we look forward to continuing to do everything we can to put our students in a position to be successful.”