Congratulations to LeBron James!
(Ohio) – The LeBron James Family Foundation plan to build a school in the city was approved by the Akron School Board.
LeBron told USA Today he had plans to build a school back in April of this year.
“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. 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.”
The school will have longer days and will hold school through the summer. ‘I Promise’ is scheduled to open in fall 2018 and students will be picked via lottery.