AKRON, Ohio — In light of the recent protests and discussions on racial justice, the LeBron James Family Foundation is sharing a message to encourage people to join in on conversations. They’ve placed eight banners across the city of Akron in hopes of getting people talking and making a positive change.
The banners are set up in eight different spots around Akron - including in front of the I Promise school, the Tangier, and outside St. Vincent St. Mary where LeBron played basketball when he was in high school.
Each one holds a different message.
"Our banners are actually based off of our five habits of promise, which is perseverance, perspective, problem solving, partner and being a perpetual learner. And those are the things we instill in our kids and, we believe, our community as well," said Victoria McGee, I Promise School Resource Center Director. "The five habits of promise can work for everybody."
Each banner also includes background information, diving into things like respect and accountability, and how it reflects back to the foundation’s work in the community.
"It’s just very important right now because of the uncertainty we have experienced. I think everybody wants to see love, hope and togetherness. So we hope our banners serve as unification amongst the community as well as the amongst world," McGee adds.