Basketball champion Lebron James opened the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, for 240 at-risk students. The school is aimed at providing its students with the best opportunities to achieve their dreams despite their backgrounds. It’s inspired by his story of having missed 83 days of school when he was in fourth grade because his mother didn’t have a car. I Promise School is a venture under the Lebron James Family Foundation in partnership with Akron City Schools, and Lebron serves as its primary donor.
Image: Lebron James IG
Lebron took to social media to share his excitement for the school’s first day.
— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) July 29, 2018
The jitters before the first day of school are real right now!!! Tomorrow is going to be one of the greatest moments (if not the greatest) of my life when we open the #IPROMISE School. This skinny kid from Akron who missed 83 days of school in the 4th grade had big dreams… https://t.co/PwmRaHRfng
— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 29, 2018
Here’s a look inside the school.
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— I PROMISE School (@IPROMISESchool) July 30, 2018
The @LJFamFoundation‘s I Promise School opens in Akron Monday. It will be the new Akron Public Schools’ home to 240 at-risk 3rd & 4th graders. Take a sneak peak inside!
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— clevelanddotcom (@clevelanddotcom) July 30, 2018
— LJ’s Fam Foundation (@LJFamFoundation) July 30, 2018
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We’re excited to team up and create this mural for the I Promise School in Akron. The artwork took about 3 weeks and couldn’t be happier how it turned out! The school is amazing and has the potential to radically change education and do great things! pic.twitter.com/kEVVinJVzW
— GV Art + Apparel (@GVartwork) July 30, 2018