(VIDEO) LeBron James Family Foundation helps open public school in Akron
by Angela Davis/@jerseygirlsport
Jersey Girl Sports fam even if you don't like LeBron James, you have to respect his community service hustle. This week his LeBron James Family Foundation is helping to open a public school in Akron called the I Promise School.
The school will educate students like those who are part of James’ foundation: “Students who are at-risk in reading and who are in need of additional academic intervention before falling further behind their peers,” according to the news release.“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,” James said in a statement. “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.”
This is absolutely amazing! With LeBron having his hands in everything from apparel, to television and entertainment this is a venture that really speaks to his love for his city.
The school will open in the Fall of 2018 for third and fourth grades. The following year it will open for first and second grades, and by 2022 it will support grades one through eight. Akron Public Schools Superintendent David James is pleased about the collaboration:
We are excited about the potential of the I Promise School to provide specialized programming and invaluable resources for our students,” Akron Public Schools superintendent David James said in the news release. “We’ve seen the positive influence of the LeBron James Family Foundation on our students and we look forward to continuing to do everything we can to put our students in a position to be successful.”
With all the negative talk about LeBron James from NBA fans and sports analysts, it's good stop and take a moment to reflect on the good things he doing. These things really matter.
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