LeBron James might officially be a Los Angeles Laker now, but the Akron, Ohio, native will always keep his hometown close to his heart.
The 14-time NBA All-Star announced via his personal Twitter that his
⚡️ “LeBron James Opens His I PROMISE School”https://t.co/XOrh227CUz— LJ's Fam Foundation (@LJFamFoundation) July 29, 2018
The project, working in conjunction with the Akron Public School district, will have an inaugural class of approximately 240 students. According to James's foundation, the I PROMISE School will include students from first through eighth grade and
Bron was rightfully proud and excited about this excellent opportunity.
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
As LBJ himself shared:
and it doesn't get bigger than opening day tomorrow (until the next thing we dream of 藍) I'm so unbelievably proud and excited to see my kids, my home, and the 330 tomorrow. THANK YOU! Let's get it. Let’s go @IPROMISESchool #WeAreFamily #IPROMISE— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 29, 2018
Excellent work by the King in utilizing his influence away from the court and making such an impact on his community. He'll truly always belong to northeast Ohio.