LeBron James Loves the... Adults

LeBron James Loves the... Adults

Cavs player launches GED program in Akron.

Published September 5, 2015

King James is feeling really at home.

With mere weeks away from the start of the Cleveland Cavaliers training camp for this season, LeBron James is scoring all the goodwill points in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, where he's extended his youth education program, I PROMISE, to the parents of the children enrolled.

Last month, he announced that 1,100 Akron students will get full scholarships through his LeBron James' Family Foundation, which has supported at-risk local kids since 2011. The extension, I PROMISE, Too, in partnership with Project Learn of Summit County, will help provide financial and emotional support to parents seeking a GED and other life skills, Cleveland.com reports.

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Specifically, the costs of taking the test, transportation, and a free HP laptop are among the benefits for the nine adults currently pledging with King James. Gifts, like speakers from Beats by Dre, are among the incentive prizes awarded for being present and progressing. 

"We are so excited about the I PROMISE, Too program because a huge part of our foundation's work [with children] centers around parent involvement," Michele Campbell, executive director of the LeBron James Family Foundation, said via statement.

"This is an opportunity to help our parents make strides in their own academic careers so they are better equipped to help our students keep their educational promises. We can't reach our students without their parents' support, so this program is monumental for our families and their futures," she continued.

James returned to the Cavs last year, after four years and two NBA championships with the Miami Heat.

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Written by Chay Liberté

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