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LeBron James Is So Serious About Students He Is Opening His Own School

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LeBron James has earned hundreds of million dollars during his career as a professional athlete, and now he’s spreading some of that wealth around his hometown of Akron, Ohio.

The LeBron James Family Foundation and the Akron Public School System are starting a new public school together.

According to reps for LeBron’s foundation, the new I PROMISE school will merge APS’s curriculum with a new problem-solving/STEM-focused curriculum for their students and their families.

“I can’t even say how proud and thankful I am for all the people who believe in my kids,” LeBron James said. “They continue to inspire me every day. My kids are running a marathon & its uphill when you’re from the inner city. I know that our work isn’t done. This is a water station for them & we will continue to do everything we can to help them stay on track.”

LeBron James has gathered local educators, community leaders and experts to advise the new I PROMISE school on the best policies, practices, and methods to ensure the best possible outcome for the students who attend the new school.

Any Student who succeed at the I PROMISE school has the opportunity to receive the “I PROMISE” scholarship, which will allow them to attend the University of Akron.

LeBron James’ new school will open in 2018.

We started w/ Bikeathons when I was 18, launched the I PROMISE program 6+ years ago, & now… THE I Promise School!!!! 📚🏫🚨👑🔥💪🔥💪🔥💪💯🙏 unbelievable. THE I Promise School. I can’t even say how proud and thankful I am for all the people who believe in my kids. They continue to inspire me every day. My kids are running a marathon & its uphill when you’re from the inner city. I know that our work isn’t done. This is a water station for them & we will continue to do everything we can to help them stay on track. Before I finish I have to send a huge s/o and thank you to my team, Dr. James, Dr. McWilliams-Woods, Keith, Nicole, all APS Board Members, Dr. Brad, Dr. Susie, Dr. Kristen, our LAB members, all of our partners, & most importantly of all, our kids. Without our kids working day in and out, we couldn’t have a program, and that’s why they heard this news before anyone else. One last time: THANK YOU. This is my family. #ipsakron #striveforgreatness🚀 #sayitonemoretime #THEipromiseschool

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