Students at LeBron James I promise school Thursday was a surprise for a life-changing – a year that will have an impact on their lives.
Eleventh grade students at I Promise School, which was invited to spend the day at Kent State University, a tuition-free school in Akron, the hometown of James.
When they arrived at the auditorium, the teens were asked to call under their seats. Then, Oprah-style, they got an enormous sparkle envelope inside.
I partnered with Kent State to provide a four-year college – tuition free – if students choose to go there. Students will receive a full year house and board for free.
A video of surprise Tweets Tweets, current page Students are bursting with excitement when they receive the news by the LeBron James Family Foundation.
And the inaugural class I promise will not have to use their free tuition in Kent State.
“They can decide if they want free tuition there [Kent State] University of Akron, we have a lot of options, “James told reporters Thursday,” and I just know that so many kids in my community just don’t have many options, so to be able to give me these options and decide what they want to do with their future, Probably the best thing I’ve ever done “”.
The Eye Promise School is just one part The LeBron James Family Foundation. In partnership with Akron Public Schools, the Foundation launches Eye Commitment School in 2018 Its mission is to “surround Akron’s most at-risk students and families,” According to the site.
The school offers free tuition, buses, meals, uniforms, bikes and helmets and even benefits for parents, such as the GED and job placement services.
The Eye Promise School promised free education to the University of Akron and has now expanded to the state of Kent. Both schools shared the news and their gratitude for the foundation on Twitter.
The LeBron James Family Foundation’s I Promise program is working overtime on Thursday. In addition to the tuition surplus for some students, another 23 kids in the program were transported to Chicago, where NBA All-Star Game Will play this weekend. There, they will have a “weekend of service and career exploration,” the foundation tweeted.
“It’s important to leave the place where you are and the place you find it better [high school] That’s what students will do, ” They tweeted.