LeBron James Opens I Promise School in Akron

By Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James’ new school is much more than a school.

It meets the basic definition, of course, but not only will James’ I Promise School help some of Akron’s most challenged students with education and support, it will provide educational, career and emotional support for parents.

(Photo credit: Lebron James Family Foundation)

“We are going to be that groundbreaking school that will be a nationally recognized model for urban and public school excellence,” I Promise principal and Akron native Brandi Davis said. “We are letting people know it is about true wrap-around support, true family integration and true compassion.”

The I Promise School, which is part of the Akron Public Schools, opens Monday for 240 third- and fourth-graders. The school will expand year by year, going to second and fifth grades next year until it is grades 1-8 by 2022.

Read more at https://usatodayhss.com/2018/lebron-james-opens-new-public-school

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