Indeed, this is one of LeBron’s greatest moment is his life, Opening the door of his foundation’s elementary school – “I Promise School” in his hometown Akron, Ohio.
The day before the opening, LeBron tweeted:
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
The school will offer:
Free tuition fee
Free bicycle and helmet
Free transportation within 2 miles
Free breakfast, lunch and snacks
Food pantry for families
GEDs and job placement services for parents
Guaranteed tuition to the University of Akron for every students who graduates
LeBron James said:
This is a huge moment. Not only in my life, not only in my family’s life, not only in the Foundation’s life, but for these kids, and for the whole city of Akron, more importantly. This is a huge moment for all of us, so, we should give ourselves a round of applause as well.
As adults, we have a responsibility to not let these kids down.
To continue to be the teachers, the mentors, the parents, the coaches, the life studies, the life skills. Whatever it is, the inspiration, the superheroes, everything that is our responsibility, because these kids are our future and they have dreams that is bigger and greater than the city of Akron, than the state of Ohio, than the United States of America.
LeBron James is definitely #MoreThanAnAthlete
NBA star reacts
Freaking amazing! 👏🏽👏🏽 https://t.co/s82hufUHZA
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) July 30, 2018
— Carmelo Anthony (@carmeloanthony) July 31, 2018
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) July 30, 2018
.@kingjames CONGRATULATIONS my brother!!! You are a man of your word! Proud of you for chasing your dreams and in turn, giving the opportunity to hundreds of kids to realize theirs. ✊🏾#BiggerThanBasketball pic.twitter.com/WlhrUwyMli
— Chris Paul (@CP3) July 30, 2018
— Nikola Vucevic (@NikolaVucevic) July 30, 2018
— Larry Nance Jr (@Larrydn22) July 30, 2018
LeBron did that!!!! Way to make a difference💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿
— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) July 30, 2018
Congrats to my bro @KingJames on doing thing athletes really have never done before! You inspire the whole world killa. Keep it going as I know you will. Generation after generation going to feel this one! #RealOne
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) July 30, 2018
— kuz (@kylekuzma) July 31, 2018
— Josh Hart (@joshhart) July 30, 2018
— Steve Kerr (@SteveKerr) July 30, 2018
That’s so dope https://t.co/1FobHfggCf
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) July 30, 2018
Even the former First Lady applauded LeBron
.@BarackObama and I are so proud of @KingJames and @IPROMISESchool. Kids in Akron and across the US are lucky to have you as a role model on and off the court. Keep using your platform for good and giving our kids a chance to shoot for the stars. 🌟🏀 #ReachHigher #BetterMakeRoom pic.twitter.com/hyS6UM2A7b
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) July 31, 2018
We hope that this will inspire others to do the same. Earth needs more of Lebron James.
h/t ESPN, KingJames
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