Nearly two years ago, LeBron James made headlines with the opening of his I Promise School in Akron.
Now, in a new documentary series produced by James and his friend/business partner Maverick Carter, views can get an in-depth look at the challenges faced and success the school has found in attempting to close the education gap in James' hometown.
The series, "I Promise" consists of 15 episodes on the mobile-only streaming service, Quibi. Each episode lasts about eight minutes long with the first three having been made available for streaming on Monday morning. The remainder of the series will be released over the course of the next 12 weekdays.
"The series will explore the day-to-day trials, triumphs, and life-changing impact of the school staff, students and families working together in a unique, family-first educational environment that embraces the trauma and challenges many face in Akron," a press release for the series reads.
Opened in the summer of 2018 in a partnership between the LeBron James Family Foundation and Akron Public Schools, the I Promise School is designed to help at-risk children with a curriculum focused on science, technology, engineering and math.
"When you grow up in the inner-city, in the projects, no one cares about you," James says in the trailer while adding, "the goal of this school is to have these kids feel like superheroes."
Quibi is currently offering a 90-day free trial and can be accessed at Quibi.com.