In partnership with akron public schools the foundation opened the i promise school in 2018. The lebron james family foundation and kent state university announced on wednesday that the inaugural class of lebron james i promise network will receive free tuition to kent state.
The lebron james family foundation which james launched 2004 founded the i promise program in 2011.
Lebron james college fund. It s not a private school. The lebron james family foundation and the university of akron have partnered to fund guaranteed four year college scholarships to the school for students who qualify from his i promise program. The program works to provide resources incentives and academic support to students and their.
According to james in addition to attending a school run by. Its mission is to wrap. Well king james is taking the love one step further announcing that he will fund over 1 000 kids educations with a scholarship to the university of akron espn reported.
Global basketball star lebron james along with his lebron james family foundation opened the i promise school in his hometown of akron ohio. The deep ties lebron james shares with his hometown of akron ohio aren t news to anyone. Lakers forward lebron james hosted california gov.
Gavin newsom at a signing ceremony for the fair pay to play act which aims to allow college athletes to receive financial compensation for their. It s not a charter school. It s as much a part of the lebron brand as the player s moves on the court.
The i promise school is just one part of the lebron james family foundation. In 2004 the superstar founded the lebron james family foundation with the goal of helping kids set out a path to success and has used the i promise program to keep them motivated by pledging to help pay for college if they can meet certain goals. The school a project of the lebron james family foundation and akron public schools provides students with a slew of awesome perks.