LeBron James and his foundation ‘LeBron James Family Foundation‘ on Sunday, in collaboration with the Akron (Ohio) Public Schools, launched a new elementary school for at-risk children in his hometown.
The school called the I Promise School was created to be a place where at-risk students can attend school and be given an opportunity to thrive despite difficult family and life situations.
The idea of the school is modeled around LeBron’s early childhood where he missed much of the fourth grade because of his living conditions.
In a snippet of a video posted on the uninterrupted Instagram page, LeBron said: ‘I know these kids… Basically more than they know themselves, I’ve walked those streets, I rode the same bikes they ride on… I went through the same emotions – the good, the bad, the adversity…. Everything that these kids are going through – the drugs the violence, the guns everything that they are going through as kids I know’.