NBA superstar LeBron James opened his first elementary school for at-risk students in his hometown of Akron, Ohio on Monday, July 30. "If we get to them early enough, we can hopefully keep them on the right track to a bigger and brighter future for themselves and their families,” the father-of-3 said at a press conference in the school's temporary building on Monday, July 30.

I Promise School

The school serves 240 of Akron's most academically challenged students. The students were chosen from a random pool of underachieving 3rd and 4th graders with the lowest marks on aptitude tests.

Akron's biggest success story missed 83 days of school in the 4th grade. LeBron's dream is to give the children something he never had growing up: a quality education and to know that someone cares.

“This school is so important to me because our vision is to create a place for the kids in Akron who need it most -- those that could fall through the cracks if we don’t do something,” he said.

The I Promise school is part of Akron Public Schools. The district paid $2.9 million out of its general fund for the landscaping, furniture, teacher's salaries, books, and other essentials. The LeBron James Family foundation pays for everything else, including 4 extra teachers to allow for smaller classrooms.

The school is housed in a temporary building owned by the district. The walls are lined with LeBron's game worn shoes and inspirational quotes by LeBron.

I Promise School principal Brandi Davis

LeBron tapped educator Brandi Davis to be the school's first principal. By 2022, the school will have 1,000 students in 1st through eighth grades.

The students, who began their first day on Monday, were given clothing, jackets, bicycles, helmets, as well as free breakfast, lunch and snacks. And a food pantry is set up in the school for children who don't have enough food at home.

Students who live over 2 miles away get free transportation to and from school.

If the students graduate, a college education awaits them at the University of Akron.

Education begins at home, so the students' parents are offered job placement and the opportunity to continue their education or earn their high school diplomas, ESPN reports.

“We want every kid who walks through this school to be inspired,” James told CNN. “To come away with something. Something where they can give back and it doesn’t matter -- it could be anything, but just for kids, in general, all they want to know is that someone cares. And when they walk through that door, I hope they know that someone cares.”

 

 

The kid from Akron with his kids from Akron. #IPROMISE #WeAreFamily

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  • Skin Deep Beauty

    And this is Worthy of praise! Yes!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Dass what's up LeBron!

  • missmiami305

    This is super awesome!!!! Great job Lebron ?. He kept his promise. An education is the biggest investment one can make. I wonder what's the admission process. I bet the waiting list is long. I hope more celebs take heed.

  • Sid

    If there was such thing as a perfect man. Lebrun is close to it. Does he do anything wrong?

  • Renee26

    Awesome!!

  • TamG

    This is awesome! There is no doubt about it.

    But did I read this right: “Lebron missed 83 days of school in the fourth grade?” HOW does that happen? Where were his parents? That is absolutely unbelievable and pathetic.

  • C Mack

    Yea well it’s irrelevant now. Focus on the positive

  • TamG

    I just find that unbelievable. I keep reading that line wondering if I read it right. I think in some places parents can get arrested or cited for a child’s truancy. I wonder if his mom suffered any consequences for her egregious neglect.

    Anywho, I guess you’re right that it’s “irrelevant” for LeBron now, but not for the other little kids who are neglected by their parents. We must do better!

  • missmiami305

    Ikr

  • bemetoo

    This brother embodies what Greatness represents. Many can talk about Jordan never losing a finals, and give him the GOAT title, but just as Floyd Mayweather never lost a fight and we don’t consider him the GOAT, and we consider Ali the GOAT, we have bestow the GOAT title on Lebron. True greatness goes beyond the playing field, and just as Ali received his crown for his actions outside of the ring, Lebron too is fitted for a crown.........

  • Kanyade

    bravo ?

  • Panther Charleston

    Yes, LeBron! Yippy!?

  • hottlanta

    Love it when a brotha makes it rain inside of a school building.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Beautiful.

  • hottlanta

    Dump went to school everyday and still can't read. His parents neglected him. That is he goes on rallies instead of being President and gets a kick out of folks saying you are doing a good job 24/7 even when they are lying to him.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    True!!! We never know What was going on at that time, unless we walk in those shoes. So Forward on!!!

  • Ryan

    "If the students graduate, a college education awaits them at the University of Akron.

    Education begins at home, so the students’ parents are offered job placement and the opportunity to continue their education or earn their high school diplomas, ESPN reports."

    This is amazing!

  • We Can Do This

    I'm willing to pay a black tax for this cause and others just like this. Our black scholars especially with backgrounds in economics should setup a black treasury for the collection.

    The technology is available for this idea to work.

  • PhillyFacts

    The district paid $2.9 million out of its general fund for the landscaping, furniture, teacher’s salaries, books, and other essentials.
    ————-
    Not taking away from LJ; but does the school district invest this much in preexsisting schools renovations, and students? This is going to be a state of the art school, and the last message you wanna send to is if you under achieve you can attend. There just may be a spike in lower attendance rates, and poor academics in hopes of getting into this school, getting a free ride to college, and parents gets assistance.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    And a food pantry is set up in the school for children who don’t have enough food at home.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^?^^^^^^
    This is amazing!!!

    Omg! Even more reason for me to respect LeBron.

  • WhoKnew

    A man being a man and walking that walk and not just talking. An outstanding fait accompli.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    We Don't know What it was, Unless We walked in those shoes. Since those shoes have been walked in, time to Move Forward. That situation may have Encouraged Lebron to give this gift to others, so They Wouldn't have to endure this experience in their education!!!

  • Isignedup4this

    I don’t believe in politics but Lebron for president doent sound too bad after all ?

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    And opportunities for the Parents to continue their education or gain employment!!!

  • Isignedup4this

    Didn’t think of kids effing up on purpose as a ‘masterplan’. Sounds like something Frank from shameless would do ???

  • xenaD

    This is outstanding bro! I still can’t get over it.. hats off

  • MissMy2Cents

    It happens due to poor parenting, lack of support, and low socio-economic status. That is why they call students like him "at-risk". Maybe mom didn't have a car, works varying shifts, were homeless, no electricity, no clean clothes, parents drug/alcohol dependent, lived outside of the boundaries to catch a bus, didn't have proper clothing, had to babysit, mom/dad didn't care, no one waking him up, no alarm clock, no guidance, etc. These are some of the examples that could possibly put a student at-risk. As an assistant principal/former teacher, I see it all. Don't let a kid have a sick parent. I know kids who have to take care of their parent and vice versa.

  • xenaD

    The teacher would kno who’s “flunking” on purpose! There’s also probably a waitlist... who would encourage their kid to do this is beyond me ?????

  • country57

    Proud of you Mr. James. Thank you!!

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Ju says awww every time we pass by the empty spot where his banner was. I'm very proud of LeBron and wish him well. That's awesome of him to do.

  • Tena

    Way to go LeBron!! This just warms my heart. Such an awesome thing he is doing for his old community.

  • 88

    Salute to Mr. James and to all the Black Men Making Moves to help their ppl.

  • therealashland

    This is so beautiful and dope. He is King Goat!

  • datjerk

    This is why I love this guy

  • HeyGirlHey

    I got so much respect for this man! Positive role model!

  • Fire & Ice

    This is so AMAZING! Now this is what you call major ? .Well done Mr. James ?

  • HeyGirlHey

    He's giving me Malcolm X vibes too!

  • Ryan

    I grew up watching Jordan but this dude is about it on and off the court.

  • Applebum

    Wow, wow, wow. I’m finally impressed with an athlete/celebrity. This is awesome. Finally a black millionaire has stepped up. Hope it runs smoothly and no drama/shady businesses.

  • Queen B

    This is beyond awesome!! I love u Lebrln!!

  • SoChlo

    If this is a Charter school, every school gets a budget from the school district. Anything spent over that budget is paid for by private donors (Lebron), or fundraising. Just like rich parents give to their kids school to make it the best, he’s giving to this school.

  • SoChlo

    Very well thought out!

  • hottlanta

    Yall know if it got cold and a pipe burst they gonna make it into a scandal.

  • Jethro

    ??????

    James is that dude (off the court.)

  • GuestSTAR

    Yea, they tried it with Oprah when she opened her school.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    More and more handouts is not the answer...and if they let them listen to rap music is all for nothing

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Malcom x was not about all this welfare stuff

  • Cap

    I'm in awe of this man honestly

  • Allihave2say

    #blackexcellence #thefinest
    This gentleMAN is giving to the kids and not selling them anything. Michael Jordan sat back and watch kids kill each other over tennis shoes bc his name was on them; never spoke a word to save a life just pocketed the money. Beyonce let people commit suicide and go homeless to support her lifestyle. Kanye is charging $600 for shoes I've been seeing in Goodwill since I was a kid.

    Thank you Lebron.

  • Rainbowbelow

    Who committed suicide because of Beyonce?

  • Oya Shango

    God and the ancestors will most certainly bless him, and make sure his own children are never without. That is what the Civil Rights Movement was about. We support our people and those who were successful would return and give something back. . . . Somewhere along the "assimilation" path, most of those wealthy and famous blacks forgot about that, and only looked out for self. Our poorer communities are paying the price for that. We do not need "government assistance" if those who have made it give back to the communities who loved and supported them.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Akron is going to allow this school to fail so the school system won't be one upped by an athlete. Why is the school in a "temporary" building if the school district owns it?

  • BingBangBoom

    Something sounds fishy about all of this. But I am happy someone is doing something positive. Trump university anyone?

  • C Mack

    This is a positive post, so the context in which you chose to discuss his past is indeed irrelevant. You brought it up and used the word “pathetic.” Why focus on the negative here?

    The fact that he missed that much school only highlights HOW MUCH BETTER he is doing. He’s trying to ensure that at-risk students don’t go down that road.

  • Scromes1212

    So this is basically a public school with better facilities? This is confusing. Our public schools already have all those things. What is it that they will get at this school that will set them apart? Maybe they have the best teachers. Hope it works out

  • Allihave2say

    Some women a membehttps://www.elitedaily.com/music/woman-sacrificing-herself-to-beyonce-by-stabbing-herself-to-death-is-the-fake-story-of-the-dayr of the Church of Beysus/National Church of Beyonce. Google it's a trip.

  • Honest

    Beyonce's gives back..

    "I try to keep my charitable work quiet because I feel like these things should come from the goodness of your heart and nothing orchestrated as a campaign," continued Beyoncé. "And if I’m honored, I keep it quiet because I feel like I could be doing more"

    Announcing homecoming scholarships
    https://www.beyonce.com/beygood/

    The 10 Not-So-Publicized Times Jay Z and Beyonce Gave Back
    https://www.google.com/amp/amp.essence.com/galleries/10-not-so-publicized-times-jay-z-and-beyonce-gave-back

    Beyoncé Charity Work, Events and Causes
    https://www.looktothestars.org/celebrity/beyonce

    http://www.microgiving.com/blog/2014/03/beyonce-charity-work-impressive-collection-good-acts

  • Honest

    Wow, this is absolutely beautiful! God bless him!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    A lot of athletes and celebrities talk about "giving back", but LeBron James is one man who actually does it. God bless him.

  • missmiami305

    I am reading about the free stuff and I am jealous. He needs to open up a school here in Miami. I mean considering he won a championship here lol

  • missmiami305

    I am thinking they’ll make the school a charter school at some point. Possibly, when they move into a permanent space. That’s what Alonzo Morning did when he opened up his school. The waiting list was crazy!

  • missmiami305

    Omg ???

  • Being bad is way more fun

    If we want change in our communities then we must do it ourselves and we have enough money to do so. If we just keep sitting back and waiting for them to make our schools better we will just keep waiting .. We have to look out for each other because nobody else will or care. You know they going to look out for themselves so we need to take the same approach !!!!

  • Dahl

    This is great, but what about the children whose parents make $4.79 too much to qualify for any type of aid, but still struggle? Or the children whose GPA falls .086 points short of achieving a full scholarship? Underprivileged families have a lot of help, and unfortunately it is often squandered. Why do people who already receive government aid for food need more “help”...?

  • Joy King

    I was never a LeBron fan but I am now. What he’s doing is phenomenal. He’s not just talking the talk, he’s walking it. Kudos to LeBron.

  • Logan Roberts

    Go Lebron ?. Your wife & kids should be very proud of you.

  • Yen Pettaway

    I do not normally get excited about what famous do but this is an exception! From the outside looking in, I really like Savannah and Lebron. This is very nice to witness!

  • Cap

    There is nothing fishy about this. This man has been sending kids to college for years now. This time he decided to also open a public school which oversees those children until they complete their education and they get free privileges like bikes, books and they get free lunches. For anyone to find anything negative about any of this shows how miserable they are. Lebron is one of the very few celebrities or wealthy folk who give a shit about those who have nothing because they never forget their beginnings. Women like Kylie Jenner cannot relate because they’re spoiled rich white girls from birth who grew up in calabasas. But lebron is making history and going back home to help his people.

  • Honest

    Lol Girl I had to. Bey gives back.

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    a KING

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    She gives back so she can write it off on her taxes. ?

  • Coy little wink

    He grew up without a father and was born to a teenage mother...you do realize that some people have rough childhoods but yet they persevere....

  • Honest

    Sandra stop.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Our public schools already have all those things.
    ^^^^
    "Education begins at home, so the students’ parents are offered job placement and the opportunity to continue their education or earn their high school diplomas, ESPN reports."

    I live in and am a product of the 15th largest school district in America. Wcpss. I have continued my education as a parent. But I assure you, it was not free. All public schools do NOT have this. I beg to differ. If It did I wouldnt have the price of a small luxury car worth of student loans.

  • BingBangBoom

    Hey I agree.. I wish nothing but the best for the school and the kids. Still think something is up. We will see what happens in the future. Money and politics go hand and hand.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Obama came into office and killed school vouchers that would allow inner-city kids to attend private schools for free. He said he did it because he opposed using public funds to pay for kids to attend private schools. Then he signs the $410 BILLION spending bill that included public funds (taxpayer dollars) to prop up rich bankers and build a dog park!

    Trump comes into office and brings back school vouchers. But you don't hear a peep from the media. ?

  • CopperCutie

    Just one more reason why I love him and his beautiful black wife and sons.

  • PhillyFacts

    Thanks for the info, just worried because misappropriation of funds by the Philadelphia School District has been a huge problem here in my city. So much so that the state had been funneling millions into charter schools now the city is flooded with charter schools, and a “reform commission” was brought in to run our public schools because money that was suppose to help students, and schools never made it there. Not to mention that show y’all see on tv parking wars with the PPA a contracted organization, was suppose to allocate a percentage of annual funds to public schools here and haven’t yet they’re raping citizens of this city blind. The news stayed last week the city controller is launching an investigation in PPA.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The school has smaller classrooms, more individual attention, a better education. Things that public schools lack because they are basically warehousing children and pushing them through schools with failing grades. Akron Public Schools will allow this school to fail because it is a model they refuse to base their other schools on. Knowledge is power, and the Democrats do not want to give that kind of power to Black people.

  • SummerBaby

    I wish nothing but success to this school, staff, students & families.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Did I lie?

  • SummerBaby

    I live in Illinois & our schools also don’t receive proper or evenly distributed funding.

  • Honest

    Lol I know your history with Bey, so I know anything you say about her is from a place of extreme dislike, basically subjectiveness. So your opinion gets a side eye every time Sandra lol. That being said, anything charitable is a tax right write off from anyone who does charitable work, myself included (which I have done), and that doesn't necessarily mean it's done just for a tax benefit, but from a place of empathy, generosity and so forth.

  • No Love Lost

    I can't understand why you dislike Obama so much, yet praise that treasonous coward in the oval office.
    Trump budget would cut millions in school safety funds: report..
    https://www.google.com/amp/thehill.com/homenews/administration/374103-trump-budget-would-cut-millions-in-school-safety-funds-report%3famp
    President Trump's Budget Proposal Calls For Deep Cuts To Education
    https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/05/22/529534031/president-trumps-budget-proposal-calls-for-deep-cuts-to-education

  • Scromes1212

    Your right, all don't but everything on that list we have where I live. Free lunch, free community college, free GED classes, transportation, food banks. I was just trying to figure out what makes this different. SR pointed out something that I didn't think about which is small class rooms. That will make a huge difference. I think that's low key one of the biggest problems with public schools. My son complains all the time about his teachers not letting them ask questions cause it's to many kids to stop and answer each kids question while they are teaching smh

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Thank you. People seem to always want to look for something negative in everything. The man is using some of his wealth to be a blessing to the kids from his hometown. Why can't people just accept it at that, and be happy for them?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    And let's not even talk about Trump and the Rethuglicans trying to take away people's heath care.

  • No Love Lost

    It's just unbelievably disturbing at this point.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Too bad we don't see more black celebrities doing stuff like this.

  • the guest

    Lebron James and his family are just beautiful. I LOVE this school. The only thing I would do different is for every free benefit on the checklist, I would instead charge a symbolic $5 for each benefit with annual tuition cap at a symbolic $100. People are empowered by being empowered to invest in themselves within their means.

  • the guest

    I love that Lebron chose the right woman/wife. I hope more black male athletes follow in Lebron and Steph footsteps and put God and family first.

  • the guest

    SPEAK Ms. Sandra!

    The public school system is a jealous machine that resents any real empowerment and education of children, especially black children.

  • Scromes1212

    Didn't think about that. Your right, the classroom situation will help those kids out a lot.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Exactly.....

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    "BUT WHAT ABOUT" ..hell he's ONE man not the Savior... he can only do ONE thing at a time! Allow for the school to get up and running. What about YOUR contribution?

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    WELL DAM!!!! CAN THIS MAN DO ONE THING AT A TIME??

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Some of these comments from mufuggas who won't even give a cold French fry to a dying dog... GOT THE NERVE TO BE DISECTING AND QUESTIONING AND SUGGESTING! GTFOH.... BYE!

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    meanwhile..MJ is............only opening up a new line for people to stand in for the same $300 shoes he brought out 5 years ago but with a new label this time as "retro"

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    nope

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    yep.. OFF court

  • Coy little wink

    POWER MOVES...I am so proud of LeBron and what he does in our hometown!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ea2ea468fedb073971eda9246a548bb3cb8007dabbfd290e930c43d9ce6cb2ec.jpg

  • Dahl

    I actually work serving underprivileged children daily, thank you. We also provide scholarships to children whose parents don't qualify for govetnment aid, but have difficulties paying full tuition. And I didn’t say he was anyone’s savior, I said what he’s doing is great. My concern simply extends beyond just one group of people that often receive focus, that’s all.

    By the way, what do YOU contribute besides judgment...?

  • Ebony Starr

    Don't forget little cutie Zhuri, his daughter!

  • free

    i wish the school all the success in the world. i hope they can ultimately expand to the younger grades. great teachers make great students (period) so i hope they invest in that aspect more than the frills.

  • free

    great idea!

  • free

    all my teacher friends are actually not impressed. they also say he should invest in the public system. we just have to see how it goes.

  • free

    there are certainly issues but, with the right investments, those issues can be addressed. we have adopt-a-highway, we should have adopt a damn public school. i'm hoping this initiative by lebron will get other celebrities, who have that kind of guap, to thinking about things like this.

  • free

    why is people talking about michael jordan on this post?

  • Kimocha

    Great Job Lebron! This is amazing!

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Now THATS how you give back to your community! Bravo Black Man!!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    What good are school vouchers when the parents are illiterate and can't help their children with their homework?

    Obama has been out of office for almost 2 years and you still keep him in your mouth.

    The real reason school vouchers exists is to transfer public assets (school buildings) to political cronies like Chris Christie did in NJ.

  • DETROITTOATL

    Kudos to LeBron for giving back to the community. What an exceptional Black King.

  • DETROITTOATL

    Amen.

  • DETROITTOATL

    Okay. So many be chasing these damn HOES. I have also never heard of LeBron or Steph out here embarrassing their wives. Nothing but respect for them.

  • DETROITTOATL

    What about he is doing what he can and more than many people with money are doing???? Always some negative nobody tryin to throw shade.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I love that he chose to marry his black queen, instead of just creating a bunch of baby mamas out there like so many of these athletes do.

  • DETROITTOATL

    The focus should just be on the positive in this post. He is doing what many are capable of doing and chose not to.

  • Kree

    That's why I ride for you Lebron....such a wonderful heart!

  • Kree

    I don't know why I'm crying....looking at the children's faces, it brings joy to my heart!

  • Wakando Shamar Taylor

    hate on him all u want nobody I mean nobody is doing this! oprah took her a@s to Africa and did hers! diddy' didnt want to
    put his own money up so idk if that school is still open! out of 240 at least 100 will graduate and he gonna give 4 year rides every year? stop the hate!!!

  • the guest

    Agreed.

  • Wakando Shamar Taylor

    lebron was out there for a minute before they got married but that's what u supposed to do! then u go back and marry the one that's been there all the time!

  • Wakando Shamar Taylor

    exactly! there are always gonna be people left out! that's life!

  • TransMichelle

    I like this. Great for Lebron. I'm sure it was white people who put him up to it and helped everything materialize. Yet, black people always calling white people racist.

  • freelancepimp .

    Just so everyone knows, you can still donate also.

  • MsChocolate

    Awesome.

  • MissMy2Cents

    Nothing fishy. The Akron Public School still runs the school. Lebron's foundation essentially helped them with a specialized school for students who may be at risk of not succeeding. When trying to raise achievement, you always start at the bottom. School districts garner funding based on property taxes. Many fall short due to low home values, etc. He just gave them more money and helped build a better school which relieved taxpayers.

  • Cap

    That right there is proof of that. A man uses his wealth for something like this instead of buying yatches and diamond chains and someone has to come and diminish his achievements as if they’re even capable of doing that in their lifetime. I don’t understand why people can’t just give this man the credit and shut up. He has done so much for kids in his community and you’ll have celebrities only donating 50,000 to help a whole community while lebron spends 60 million dollars a year sending kids to college.

  • KcoolMuziq

    LeBron(whom I worked with in a Nike commercial) is a over achiever.

  • Quitedeliteful

    It brought a tear to my eyes too...

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    This is how you use your platform for good! reaching out to children and helping them see that they determine their future! Go LeBron!

  • Quitedeliteful

    I love LeBron! Instead of talking and complaining about what we don't have and how the system is designed to work against us Lebron actually puts his money where his mouth is and implements a solution. There is another guy on Instagram, DerrickGrace2 who is opening a school in Atlanta. The man is only 28. It's called the Unlearn and Relearn Academy. The Jews do this. They teach and educate their own. With this kind of thinking and can-do attitude we can overtake the world!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    He's actually doing something concrete and phenomenal so why dissect it with negativity in order to 'make it better'??

  • Quitedeliteful

    I don't think this school will fail. If they have qualified teachers that care and a curriculum that is geared toward advancing the students I believe it will succeed.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Oprah, Will & Jada, Jalen Rose, & Diddy all have schools lol The little bit of celebs we know with money are doing what they can.

  • MocaPretty

    Kudos to King James! This is amazing and I hope it exceeds expectation and the kids benefit so much. Say what you want about him on the court but this is a big deal and he is giving back to his community in a big way!!! Way to go King J!

  • Ms. Cree

    This is HUGE!! Kudos King James!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Exactly! Yes!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    VERY PROUD of KING JAMES!

    It's a conflict of interest for 'them' to educate 'us!'

    LeBron James, Geoffrey Canada, and many other educational pioneers are building urban college prep and trade schools (the goal) THAT WORKS, unlike public schools [a failure] for the masses of black people!

    WE ALL should volunteer, donate, and launch after school and Saturday programs to teach our own like other groups!

  • ShWa

    Awesome Job Lebron!

  • PhillyFacts

    So you get it Summer; that was the main reason for my comments because the inner city struggle of public schools in most urban cities is real, and our children are the ones that suffer the most.

  • Tee Bullock

    Much respect to LeBron?

  • itsjismemelly

    HE IS AWESOME!!!

  • Miss Thang

    the school is great and all, but I wish this man would get his suits appropriately tailored to fit his body correctly already!!!!! He's ALWAYS FLOODING!!!! Ugh. I want to lust after him but I can't in these ugly ass poorly fitted suits.

  • Miss Thang

    If Trump's obese buffalo built ass can get a clean tailored suit, then I'm sure LeBron can!!!!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Flooding is the new trend among the rich who can afford Italian handmade suits.

  • Dowoop

    I think he got it tailored to how he wants it. Don't always have to follow the norm.

  • Dowoop

    Still not a fan of the player and his tactics but i am a fan of him as an upstanding black man.

  • Miss Thang

    it looks like shit

  • Michelle

    They too poor to know that though!

  • Renee Bee

    Yes!!! These will be Hallowed Halls of learning. Great job, King James.

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    Incredible.

  • HeyGirlHey

    I don't give a damn about welfare. I'm talking about his picture up top. And why does it have to be welfare because someone decided to give back?

  • Allihave2say

    My comment regarding Beyonce did not mention anything to do with her charitable contributions. Please read again, reading comprehension is key and elemental to the statement. My comment referenced that Beyonce remains silent when her fans are dying over her in the same capacity as MJ sitting silently while children kill each other over shoes. Beyonce is always selling something for the youth to buy but remains silents as they die.

  • Yetunde

    This is a beautiful thing that he has done.

  • Yetunde

    This man has opened up a school like this to give hope to people who may have been deemed hopeless and all people are talking about is the fitting of his suit. Some people are so negative and sad, it’s very disappointing.