LeBron James has teamed up with Akron public schools to open the “I Promise School”, dedicated to aiding at-risk children who might otherwise be left behind. The NBA baller states,
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 school is backed by James’ family foundation and will open in the fall of 2018 and focus on children in third and fourth grades. By 2022, the school will expand to accommodate students in grades one through eight. More on the LeBron James Family Foundation, here.