LeBron James opens ‘I Promise’ school in Ohio as part of legacy

  • LeBron James opens ‘I Promise’ school in Ohio as part of legacy

LeBron James opens ‘I Promise’ school in Ohio as part of legacy

But on Monday morning, the footprint of LeBron James, the philanthropist, got even bigger in his home state.

Since Donald Trump's Presidential term began in November 2016, National Basketball Association star LeBron James has been unafraid to question his approach, and James has once again taken a jab at the US President.

He added that President Trump has aided racism, which has been a recurring factor in the country.

Because I believe our president is kinda trying to divide us, " James said.

LeBron James got a mass dap-up during the grand opening of I Promise, his new STEM-focused school for at-risk students in Akron, Ohio.

Though he said the move to LA from his hometown state of OH is "bittersweet" because he just opened a school in Akron, James called becoming a Laker "a dream come true". LeBron James is inspiring more than just kids with his innovative school in Akron.

In November 2017, the LeBron James Family Foundation approached the Akron school board about assisting in the creation of a school created to help at-risk kids who are lagging behind in their studies and struggling at home.

"Sports was the first time I was ever around someone white". Through the school, James has touched many lives, including that of Smith, who was obviously moved by his former teammate's project. "And when they walk through that door, I hope they know that someone cares". Sports has never been something that divides people.

"But any time that I would show up to school, it's weird, the teachers would always tell my mom that when he shows up, he's one of the best students that we have. And I was like, 'Oh wow, this is all because of sports'". "It's always been something that brings someone together".

"I did my due diligence after the season on the pros and cons of a lot of different teams, including the Cavs, including Philadelphia, including Houston and Los Angeles", James said.

"There is no way I could have imagined this", he said.

"Everything that these kids are going through, the drugs, the violence, the guns, everything that they're going through as kids, I know", James said in a video posted on social media.