Inside Lebron James’ groundbreaking school

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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.

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Lebron took to social media to share his excitement for the school’s first day.

Here’s a look inside the school.

@ipromiseschool #JustAKidFromAkron #MoreThanAnAthlete

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@ipromiseschool?? OH WE LIVE BABY!!!!! #JustAKidFromAkron #MoreThanAnAthlete

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