Lebron James To Open Public Schools For Kids At Risk In Akron
No matter which way you flip it Lebron James is the King, on and off the court .The Ohio Native knows what it feels like being a young kid growing up with no hope for the future, but now he’s the one giving that hope to young kids in his hometown. According to NBA.Com, James has been committed to helping kids in his hometown through a variety of educational programs. He’s now teaming up with Akron public schools to open the “I Promise School” dedicated to aiding at risk children who might otherwise be left behind. In a recent statement, James explains his motive to give back
"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…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 Promise School will be backed by James family foundation and is set to open in the fall of 2018. The main focus will be children in third and fourth graders but by 2022, the students will expand to accommodate students in grades one through eight.
This isn’t the first time James is getting involved with the Akron school system. He previously partnered with the University of Akron to provide a guaranteed four-year scholarship to the school for students in his program who qualify.
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