LeBron James Opens "IPS" Public School For At-Risk Children In Akron, OH

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"IPS" Public School Is A Promise Worth Keeping

LeBron James recently made a fantastic announcement this week: "The LeBron James Family Foundation will open The I Promise School in LeBron James' hometown, Akron, Ohio."  Wow!  Just let that simmer a bit... .  The I Promise School or "IPS Public School" opens this month with its first 240 students. 

The LeBron James Family Foundation and Akron Public Schools have partnered to design a brand new school for the public school students in Akron who need it most. A culmination of years of on-the-ground work and research-based interventions through LeBron's I PROMISE program, the proposed I PROMISE School will be more than a 1st - 8th grade academic institution.

The I Promise School Is "The Game Changer"

"IPS" now provides General Education Degree (GED) assistance and support to parents of at-risk children in attendance as well as the community.  James told USA Today "...“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 NBA commented on LeBron James' tweet ahead of the first day of school for the IPS students: "The jitters before the first day of school are real right now!!! Tomorrow is going to be one of the greatest moments (if not the greatest) of my life when we open the #IPROMISE School. This skinny kid from Akron who missed 83 days of school in the 4th grade had big dreams..." https://t.co/PwmRaHRfng

— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 29, 2018

LeBron James shared his elementary school years experiences, one in particular, when he missed over 80 days of school. 

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LeBron James sits down with Rachel Nichols for his first exclusive interview since signing with the Los Angeles Lakers, to talk about the I Promise School he started in Akron, Ohio, joining Magic Johnson, Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and the rest of the Lakers, the team's chances of winning an NBA championship with the likes of the Golden State Warriors in its conference, how much he thought about signing with Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers or James Harden, Chris Paul and the Houston Rockets, and more.

LeBron James is a hometown hero in Akron, Ohio and it won't be long before "IPS" becomes the "go to" elementary school for children around the country.  We intend to set aside space on our home page for IPS and IPS related updates.  This is an opportunity for at-risk children and their parents to change their future.  We plan to be a part of this exciting event.

We'll see you on the radio.


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