Not counting the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors (let’s face it, no basketball player or team ever could ever stop those guys), LeBron James has done nothing but win over the last decade. And yet, his biggest victory may have come off the court.
LeBron’s I PROMISE School, a cutting-edge center built in a partnership with the NBA star’s family foundation and Akron City Schools, opened in Akron in late July 2018 to rave reviews.
via NY Post:
James has modeled the school, and so many other education initiatives started by Michele Campbell, executive director of The LeBron James Family Foundation, to combat the obstacles he faced. He’s giving at-risk children, some with learning disabilities and others from broken homes, opportunities they couldn’t have imagined, including food and other amenities.
The I Promise School’s curriculum is centered around the foundation’s “We Are Family” philosophy, an encompassing approach that allows for student growth and family development.
The school follows a non-traditional schedule with year-round programming and days that begin at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. The school, which will expand to include grades 1-8 by 2020, also has a resource center that helps families “navigate daily challenges and facilitate long-term planning,” and parents of I Promise students can earn their GEDs or high school diplomas.
In addition to being a state-of-the-art facility, the I PROMISE School is going above and beyond to ensure that it’s students have the best possible chance to succeed in life by given the student’s benefits that extend far beyond the classroom.
Here’s everything that students of the school will be receiving:
What Students At The I PROMISE School Recieve:
– Free tuition
– Free uniforms
– Free transportation within 2 miles
– Free breakfast, lunch, & snacks
– Guaranteed college tuition to the University of Akron for every student who graduates
– Food pantry for families GED’s and job placement services for parents
– Free bicycle and helmet