On Wednesday, Kent State University disclosed it has merged with the LeBron James Family Foundation to provide free tuition for four years to all eligible students in the ‘I Promise’ network class. The students will also receive a year of free room and board.
“The I PROMISE program is built on the ‘earned, not given’ philosophy. We are so excited that our students that have worked incredibly hard have earned even more life-changing opportunities to grow and excel.” said Michele Campbell, executive director of the LeBron James Family Foundation.
There are 193 selected junior classmen that will be entitled to the Kent State offer as 2021-22 freshmen. The college is also hosting fundraising efforts to assist students with books, room and board, and other miscellaneous expenses.
Kent State President, Todd Diacon said, “We are so pleased to take our partnership with the LeBron James Family Foundation to this next level and welcome these students fully into the Kent State family. Kent State looks forward to the time when our campus is teaming with I PROMISE students.”
If that wasn’t enough, just last year, LeBron James made headlines when he announced his new plan to provide transitional housing for students and their families.
According to WKYC, the ‘I Promise’ school opened in 2018 and is part of the Akron public school district. The school is expected to be fully functioning by July 2020.