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In July of 2018, the LeBron James Family Foundation and Akron Public Schools officially opened the doors of the I PROMISE School with a mission to wrap around the most at-risk students and families in Akron. Taking a We Are Family approach to educating the whole child and family, IPS is creating a new model for urban, public education.

The I PROMISE Village Nov 06, 2019

LeBron’s commitment to his kids in Akron is taking another monumental leap forward with this week’s announcement of the I PROMISE Village by Graduate Hotels.

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Strength & Awareness Oct 30, 2019

“Angel” as we all know her, is bravely stepping away from her day-to-day duties at IPS to focus her strength and energy on her battle with breast cancer.

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Brains and a Break Oct 09, 2019

Our I PROMISE 4th grade students are getting that hands-on experience, thanks to a series of special visits from a group of medical students out of Ohio State University.

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Our HOME

OUR FAMILY

The I PROMISE School is more than a school. It is a home. It is a place where students are loved and families are supported. With an intentional focus on social-emotional learning and a strategic approach to its trauma-informed curriculum, the I PROMISE School addresses the unique needs of its students to meet them where they are. From the staff to the families and our Foundation, we are all on this journey together.

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Believing that education starts at home, the I PROMISE School places an intentional focus on family engagement and dedicates extensive resources to support its students’ entire families. IPS has an entire wing dedicated to a Family Resource Center that provides resources and amenities for every family including an individualized I Promise Family Care Plan that helps them navigate daily challenges and facilitate long-term planning. IPS also incorporates resources from its community partners, local businesses and agencies to support our families with wide-ranging services and basic essentials to create a one-stop shop for all families.

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AKRON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Our partnership with Akron Public Schools makes this whole thing possible. Working within the public school system to create such a unique, innovative, and life-changing model that wraps around entire families is a monumental undertaking, and one that hasn’t yet been mastered. We are changing the mold together at IPS.  

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WALMART

A staple in communities across the country, our partners at Walmart have become a staple within our family. Providing wide-ranging resources, tools and opportunities for our students and families, having Walmart’s support opens up incredible doors for the I PROMISE School.

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JPMorgan Chase

The Northeast Ohio Chase team are more than partners, they are family. Wrapping around our students for every Foundation event and wrapping around our families with the Chase Your Dreams Mentorship program, their consistent presence at IPS and in our families’ lives is a game-changer.

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KAULIG COMPANIES

Caring as much about kids and families as we do, Kaulig Companies is a believer in our kids and in the magic happening at the I PROMISE School. With their support, we’ve established the state-of-the-art Kaulig Companies Media Lab on-site at IPS to provide hands-on learning experiences in production for our students.

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PEG'S FOUNDATION

The I PROMISE School is proud of the complete wraparound supports we’re able to offer our families. With the support of the PEG’s Foundation, we’re able to provide the life-changing resource of mental health support and other vital resources when our families need them most.

I PROMISE School, Sports Matter Gymnasium

LeBron James surprised I Promise School students by announcing a $1MM grant from the DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation Sports Matter program to build a new gym that will offer students safe access to PE and afterschool sports

I Promise School students are in the lowest 25% of test scores in Akron Public Schools, and in less than a year have shown incredible improvement, with 90 percent meeting or exceeding individual growth goals in reading and math, outpacing peers across the district.

Not stopping there - data shows kids who are physically active and play sports have higher test scores, get better grades, are absent less and are more likely to go to college. Kids living in low income areas have significantly less opportunities to play sports often because of cost and lack of facilities.

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I PROMISE Huddle

Coming February 2020

Hometown Hall

Opens Summer 2023

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I PROMISE School Documentary

Coming April 2020

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