LeBron James‘ Family Foundation and the Akron Public Schools recently opened the “I Promise School,” which is set to help some of Akron’s most at-risk students with education and financial support. Not only the kids, but the parents will also be offered educational, career and emotional support.
The school is tuition free and will provide students with free breakfast, lunch, snacks, uniforms and bicycles for each student. Those who also complete the program and graduate will be guaranteed tuition at the University of Akron.
Now, LeBron is planning to take it a step further.
On the hallway of the school, one could see 114 pairs of LeBron’s game-worn Nike sneakers, which will be auctioned off with all the proceeds going back to the foundation.
LeBron James opened a new school for at-risk children in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, that is tuition-free and provides students with an array of benefits, including meals, transportation for those who live more than two miles away, a bike and helmet, job-placement services for parents, and guaranteed college tuition for graduates. The basketball superstar gave CNN a tour of the elementary school.