Trainees from LeBron James’ I Guarantee School got a life altering surprise Thursday– one that will impact their lives for several years to come.
Students in the 11 th grade at the I Guarantee School, which is a tuition-free school in James’ hometown of Akron, were invited to invest the day at Kent State University.
When they arrived in the auditorium, the teens were asked to look under their seats. Then, Oprah-style, they discovered an envelope with a huge surprise inside.
I Promise partnered with Kent State to provide 4 years of college– tuition free– for qualifying trainees if they select to go there. Students will likewise get a full year of room and board totally free.
A video of the surprise tweeted by the LeBron James Family Structure reveals trainees erupting with excitement when they found out the news.
And the I Guarantee inaugural class will not have to use their complimentary tuition at Kent State.
” They get to choose if they desire complimentary tuition there [Kent State] or University of Akron, we have numerous choices,” James told reporters Thursday. “And I just know that a lot of kids in my neighborhood simply do not have many choices, so for me to be able to give these choices and choose what they want to do with their future, it’s probably the very best thing I’ve ever done.”
The I Promise School is simply one part of the LeBron James Household Foundation In partnership with Akron Public Schools, the foundation opened the I Promise School in2018 Its objective is “to twist around the most at-risk trainees and families in Akron,” according to the site
The school supplies complimentary tuition, busing, meals, uniforms, bikes and helmets and even benefits for parents, like GED and job positioning services.
The I Promise School had promised free tuition to the University of Akron and now, they have expanded to Kent State. Both schools shared the news and their appreciation for the structure on Twitter.
The LeBron James Household Structure’s I Guarantee program was working overtime Thursday. In addition to the tuition surprise for some students, 23 other kids in the program were sent out to Chicago, where the NBA All-Star game will be played this weekend. There, they will have a “weekend of service & profession expedition,” the foundation tweeted.
” It is essential to leave a place better than you discovered it & these [high school] students will do just that,” they tweeted