LeBron James Is More Than Serious About Educating Underprivileged Kids In His Hometown, He's Opening A School
LeBron James is giving back to the kids in his hometown of Akron in a major way. He’s gearing up to open a public school designed for at-risk students. Details inside…
On top of being one of the most dominant players in the NBA, LeBron James is also a dominant force in the philanthropic world.
The Cleveland Cavaliers baller is teaming up with Akron Public Schools to open a brand new school designed to help underprivileged students in his hometown.
It’s being reported that LeBron’s “I Promise School” is set to open in 2018 for third and fourth graders and it is expected to expand to first through eighth grade by 2022. SO here for it! We need more schools that will help develop law-abiding citizens rather than more juvenile jails to lock them up.
"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,” LeBron 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"
Students will be selected for the elementary school via a lottery, according to Jennifer Conn of Cleveland.com.
The four-time NBA MVP spoke during an event this week to announce his vision of the school in collaboration with his LeBron James Family Foundation. Check it:
Over the last six years, LeBron has helped over 1,100 kids in Akron with an array of initiatives. You’ll recall, he also teamed up with the University of Akron and provided four-year scholarships to qualifying students within his “I Promise” program.
Gotta love it!