James' school is starting off with just over 250 at-risk third and fourth graders and eventually will house almost 1,500 students per year from grades 1-8 by 2020.
Outside of just the education the students will receive at the "I Promise School", it's also important to James that these students have a strong support space for them to turn to, something he found invaluable, himself, growing up.
The family members/caregivers of each student will have access to to GED classes and access to a daily food pantry stocked by the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank.
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James, wearing a grey suit and buttoned-down shirt, said even the most successful African Americans face discriminatory attitudes.
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Michele Campbell, the executive director of James' foundation, teared up Sunday when describing what the new school means. He felt connected to every one of them.
Much has been written about James' turbulent childhood in Akron, Ohio. "I know these kids basically more than they know themselves". Throughout the day, James spoke on his upbringing and how he is relatable to the students, saying how he rode the same bikes and walked the same streets at their age. In all, James and his foundation leaders hope that more than 1,200 children will pass through the program and into college by 2029. I went through the same emotions. And I was one of those kids so I know exactly what those kids today are going through being a part of this.
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They moved constantly, and there were long periods when James didn't attend school - he missed 82 days in fourth grade - because Gloria didn't have a auto and there was no other way of transportation.
Last year, buzz started to develop about LeBron wanting to build a school.