LeBron James Creates School for At-Risk Students
LeBron James, an at-risk student himself, who missed 83 days of fourth grade until mentors got involved to get him on track, wants to do the same for other kids.
LeBron James Family Foundation partnered with Akron Public Schools to create the I Promise School, an $8 million dollar facility that provides kids with free school uniforms, supplies and both breakfast and lunch each day.
Each of the students also gets a new bike to get them around.
This program, which also promises graduates free tuition to the University of Akron, will be funded by tax dollars and donations from the foundation and has received praise from NBA pals like Stephen Curry and Dwayne Wade, along with celebrities and politicians.
James says his goal is to raise children who feel valued by their community.
240 third and fourth graders will make up the inaugural class at the I Promise School which opened the beginning of August in Akron, Ohio.