On Monday evening, the Akron School Board unanimously approved the proposed plan for the 'I PROMISE' School. The LeBron James Family Foundation and Akron Public Schools have partnered to design a brand new school for the public school students in Akron who need it most.
There was a big turnout for the vote, with more than 75 supporters of the LeBron James Family Foundation in attendance.
The motion passes unanimously! The @akronschools board has formally approved the #IPromiseSchool. Congratulations to @LJFamFoundation for taking this big step forward. @WKYC is proud to be your partner. pic.twitter.com/KKaiTm7fBF— Margaret Bernstein (@margbern) November 27, 2017
The LeBron James Family Foundation launched the 'I PROMISE' Program in 2011, encouraging struggling students to stay in school.
The school will be a STEM, hands-on, problem-based learning focus with LJFF's ’We Are Family’ philosophy to create a complete wraparound for its students and their families.
The 'I PROMISE' school is scheduled to open its doors in the fall of 2018.