By Ann Brown
Basketball superstar LeBron James has often talked about the importance of education. And in fact, the NBC player has often supported education initiatives in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, as well as nationwide.
James went a big step forward earlier this week and officially launched a public elementary school he co-founded. The I Promise School is “a joint venture between the LeBron James Family Foundation and the Akron, Ohio Public School system. The school’s inaugural class will include 240 third and fourth-grade students who were selected based on socioeconomic status and educational performance,” CNBC reported.
James, who has many other investments, has also promised that students who graduate from the program will earn free tuition at the University of Akron starting in 2021. The school will focus on low-income and at-risk students.
I Promise has been in the works for a while. It started as a non-profit “aimed at boosting achievement for younger students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Now the movement has the means to educate these students year-round,” SB Nation Click here to read entire article