LeBron James doesn’t always know what the next big project for the LeBron James Family Foundation will be. He just knows “we’re in the lab every day trying to figure out what’s next.”
James and his foundation have determined their next major project: They are teaming up with Akron Public Schools to create a new public school 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.”