LeBron James just did something amazing that isn’t basketball-related: he opened an ‘I Promise School’ that basically makes me wish he would run for President.
Kidding aside (okay, just half-kidding…), LeBron just opened an ‘I Promise School’ in his hometown in Ohio last Monday to serve the low-income and at-risk students in the area. The ‘I Promise School’ started as a non-profit aimed at boosting the achievements of younger students with disadvantaged backgrounds; but now, it can actually educate them all year round.
Free tuition aside, the ‘I Promise School’ also provides free uniforms; free bicycles and helmets; free transportation within two miles; free breakfast, lunch, and snacks; a food pantry for families; GEDs and job placement services for parents; and guaranteed tuition to the University of Akron for every student who graduates.
“We’re going to be on ’em like a school should be because we want them to be successful not only in the school, but successful in life,” says Lebron.