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Welcome to House Three Thirty

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As the LeBron James Family Foundation works to redefine what a community and family looks like, we continue to break through barriers and open doors for the students and families in Akron.

The Huddle Experience

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It’s been two weeks since the LeBron James Family Foundation and Stand Together hosted the inaugural I PROMISE Huddle in Akron, Ohio.

I PROMISE Out NOW!

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“To the kids that started it all, my I PROMISE families in Akron. These promises are for you, and I hope they may be helpful to every student, classroom, and family across the country. You all inspire me each and every day!

Pre-Order I Promise

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“I promise to use my voice and stand up for what’s right. And when things get tough, to keep up the fight.”

Proud Family

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No matter the world around them, our I PROMISE students continue to be a light and a beacon of hope throughout the Akron community and beyond. Recently, two of our Akron I PROMISE Network students...

The Last Week

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It wasn’t the ending anyone could have ever seen coming, but year two at the I PROMISE School officially comes to a close this week...

Special Delivery

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With quiet hallways and empty classrooms, life is anything but ordinary at the I PROMISE School. This week, our IPS educators are returning to their school home in coordinated shifts to pack up...

Building a Village

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Right now in Akron and around the world, many families are struggling. In good times and bad, that means we rally around our families and continue to do everything...

Leaning on Family

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The deliveries come in associates’ personal cars. No set time, just whenever they have any items and a minute to spare...

The Full I PROMISE Experience

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There are many smiles. There are even more tears. Turned over tables and countless hugs. High-five highs, and on-the-floor lows...

I PROMISE on Quibi

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As the world begins to watch and review the I PROMISE documentary on Quibi, it’s clear the students, educators, and families at the I PROMISE School are touching many lives...

Documenting Our Promise

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From a big idea to a special opening day and everything since, the I PROMISE School’s journey has been a remarkable one...

Families First

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During times of need, that’s when families are needed most. And when faced with uncertainty and discomfort, families build even deeper bonds rooted in trust and compassion.

Our Story

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“What’s at stake? Their lives.” – LeBron James

2020-2021 330 Ambassador Applications Now Available

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The 330 Ambassadors are a select group of students from the Akron area chosen each year by the LeBron James Family Foundation to serve as role models and mentors to younger generations in the community, specifically through the I PROMISE School...

Flashes of Greatness

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As the I PROMISE 11th graders stepped off the yellow school buses, they had no idea what was in store...

Symphony Experience

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Brass, strings, and shiny things awaited the students as they entered the lobby of EJ Thomas Hall. On this day, LeBron would share his love of music with his I PROMISE 4th graders by setting up a rare...

I PROMISE Hits the Hardwood

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As the students and parents filed into the I PROMISE School, the spirit of the holidays was in the air. LeBron’s 5th graders had spent days practicing and preparing for the special performance they were about to give.

Happy Holidays!

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From a joyful music program to festive family feasts and a special train ride to the North Pole, the I PROMISE students and families have soaked in the spirit of the season all month long.

It's All in the Family

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As the students and parents filed into the I PROMISE School, the spirit of the holidays was in the air. LeBron’s 5th graders had spent days practicing and preparing for the special performance they were about to give.

Seeing Is Believing

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Think back to a holiday memory from when you were young. What we remember most likely isn’t a particular present or number of gifts received. It’s more likely to be a smell, a moment, or an interaction that made a mark on our memories.

New Look + Big Plans

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As we continue to dig deeper and deeper into the needs of students and families in our community, the LeBron James Family Foundation’s story is constantly evolving.

The Family in Action

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It started out as every other anything-but-ordinary day at the I PROMISE School. Warm hugs, high fives, and smiles all around despite the freezing cold temperatures outside...

Striving for Greatness

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Since LeBron welcomed his very first class of third graders into his I PROMISE program in 2011, the programming and the interventions have evolved and grown deeper but the mission has always been the same: to graduate from high school.

Promising Results

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Just a couple years ago, it was an ambitious idea with education-changing implications. Two Springs ago, it was an announcement driven by hope and community support. Months later...

Glow & Grow

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In year one at the I PROMISE School, our students aren’t just growing. They’re glowing. To celebrate all of its students’ success and achievement in the first half of the school year...

Year Two

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With arms open wide and ready for hugs, the I PROMISE School officially re-opened to its returning students and new class of incoming 3rd graders.

Building A Better Boat

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we can take on water, we can ebb and flow with the changing tides, we can survive crashing waves, and together, we can build a better boat...

IPS Test Prep

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Our students are tackling the tests with all their might this week, but not before a few family engagements…

The Right Fit

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Clipboards in hand and pens at the ready, the interviewers’ questions were casual yet stern. Fun but firm. The typically tense interview process was anything but that...

Dr. King’s Legacy @ IPS

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As the nation remembered and honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this week, the I PROMISE School students learned about the ideals he stood for...

Feeling Resourceful

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The I PROMISE School is unlike any other place of learning on the planet. Starting the day with hugs and high fives, continuing with regular PROMISE circles of support...

All in the Family

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It’s been a busy, rewarding, and inspiring week that illustrates the Foundation’s commitment to keep pushing, keep digging, and keep striving to do more...

The I PROMISE Village

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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.

All Aboard!

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The I PROMISE Polar Express is one of the many experience outings all I PROMISE students go on throughout the school year...

Something Extra

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It takes something extra to be a 330 Ambassador. For this select group of local high school students chosen to represent LeBron...

Greatness Continues

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While our younger kids got to work in the pool, our older I PROMISE students turned up their learning on land with the kickoff of the second annual Flash P’ACT experience at Kent State University.

IPS Inventors

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This week’s I PROMISE School summer programming sees our students sparking their imaginations with the National Inventors Hall of Fame Camp.

We Are Community

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To be part of a community means to uplift, collaborate, and engage with those around us to achieve shared goals greater than ourselves.

The Adventure of a Lifetime

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To be one of LeBron’s 330 Ambassadors is a great responsibility, bestowed exclusively on a select group of 23 high schoolers from his hometown.

Stars and Strides

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IPS teacher Jessica Tozzi recently represented the I PROMISE School at Microsoft Education’s ISTE conference in Philadelphia, where thousands of teachers from all over the world...

Heating Up

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As the weather in Akron continues to heat up, summer is just getting started at the I PROMISE School.

We Are Family Reunion Review

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It all started with a tweet. Five years ago, Cedar Point extended an offer to name one of their famed roller coasters after LeBron James.

Extreme Makeover: IPS Edition

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After a summer of planning, design, and full-time labor of love, 15 spaces were completely renovated over the course of eight weeks to reimagine what’s possible at IPS.

Back to School Surprise

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As IPS 4th grader LaRiyah sat on a stool eagerly talking about the upcoming school year, she heard a jarring knock on the door. She let out a scream of excitement when she turned to see it was Mr. LeBron.

Seeing Clearly

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This second annual Eye Exam Day courtesy of NEOES saw more than 100 IPS students and family members receive free comprehensive eye exams and complimentary lenses and frames as needed.

Promises, Progress & Perseverance

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On the latest Ohio School Report Card, IPS showed incredible signs of growth and expected areas of improvement. In the most rewarding measure, the I PROMISE School received an “A” in the Progress Component...

Walk of Fame

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At the I PROMISE School, parent participation is not only encouraged, it is a pillar of all of its programming. Our parents are invited to be active participants in every phase of the process.

Fall & Family

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On a seasonably warm Sunday afternoon in Akron, the I PROMISE School’s 5th graders and their families filed into the Highland Square theatre for an afternoon matinee...

Brains and a Break

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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.

Earned, Not Given

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As LeBron’s Akron I PROMISE Network students arrived at school on Monday morning, they walked with a little extra pep in their step.

Strength & Awareness

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“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.

A Monumental Year

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Meanwhile, another monumental moment was brewing just down the street from the I PROMISE School. Recognizing that his kids need a larger space to gather, to play, and most of all, to ball, LeBron and his Foundation teamed up with the 2K Foundation...

A New Home for the Holidays

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Meanwhile, another monumental moment was brewing just down the street from the I PROMISE School. Recognizing that his kids need a larger space to gather, to play, and most of all, to ball, LeBron and his Foundation teamed up with the 2K Foundation...

A Little IPS Magic

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With the holiday spirit hanging in the halls, the I PROMISE School students recently received a double dose of magic to help make the season bright.

Bikes, Barbeque and Other Big Things in Store!

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To our WFE kids and families, While you all enjoy sun, fun and even plenty of rain, we can’t stop thinking about the upcoming school year! Mr. LeBron has asked us to work on some things...

We Are Family Reunion

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Continuing to kick off the most epic school year ever, the LeBron James Family Foundation hosted more than 8,000 of its students and their families at Cedar Point...

A Graduation Celebration

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Achieving your high school diploma is a journey. For many, that journey is straightforward.

The Chosen Ones

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The packed ballroom echoed in response, "To support my child in reaching their dreams!" With a proud smile...

Chase Incentive Packaging

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They say it takes a village. When it comes to the LeBron James Family Foundation’s commitment to changing lives in Akron through education, that could not be more true...

A New Semester for I Promise Too

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The I PROMISE program is rooted in creating positive change not just for kids in Akron, but for their entire families as well...

Jarvis Landry Joins the IPS Family

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"I was born and raised in Louisiana, similar to this, similar to Akron. But this right here, this school, this community, it’s about to change things"...

HE’S MY LITTLE ARTIST

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I bet you would have never guessed this, LeBron’s favorite subject in elementary school was...

LeBron Message: Home Sweet Home

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Man, it feels great to be back in Akron with the family. Don’t get me wrong, I love road games, but...

WKYC'ing the Possible: An Akron Hero

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LAB member Patty Burdon, AKA PB Irish, talks about LeBron’s relationship with Akron and St. Vincent – St. Mary High School.

23 Big Dreams: Brett Coole

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The incoming 8th grader at Hyre CLC in Akron paced back and forth as he intently watched every play...

LJFF Announces New Partner in Signet Jewelers

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With one-on-one mentoring defined as a need for its students, the LeBron James Family Foundation has teamed up with Akron-based Signet Jewelers...

Earned Not Given: 2016 All-Star Uniform Give in Toronto

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As hundreds of unsuspecting students from across the Toronto Public School District gathered in the auditorium of Earl Haig Secondary School..

Don't Forget Your PROMISE

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Even though school is out, we want to make sure you continue to stick with your reading, be active and eat healthy!

LJFF & Homage: Just A Kid From Akron

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The Foundation is proud to partner with homegrown clothing company, Homage, on their Just A Kid From Akron t-shirt.

New Year, Same PROMISE

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With a new year comes a fresh start, and for the Wheels for Education and Akron I PROMISE Network students...

Holidays Are For Family

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When you meet our partners, it’s easy to understand why we believe we can change the world. And the more time you spend with them, the more feasible that concept becomes...

LeBron's 3rd Graders Hop On The Polar Express Powered By FirstEnergyFoundation

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In what’s become an annual Akron treat and a holiday season staple for LeBron’s I PROMISE students, the LeBron James Family Foundation’s 3rd graders will once again hop on board the Polar Express Powered by the FirstEnergy Foundation...

Time Is Flying!

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You’re already halfway through the first half of the school year?! Time is flying! Before you know it, it will be Halloween, then Thanksgiving and Christmas.

TRAVELING TREAT

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We hope your school year is going well! Are you getting excited for winter break...

Secondary: I PROMISE School

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I hope you guys have heard the awesome news about The I PROMISE School.

Just A Girl From Akron

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If you caught a glimpse of the latest issue of Cleveland Magazine, you may have seen a recognizable yet unfamiliar face...

Class of 2023 Student Highlight: Syrah Stephens-Johnson

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It’s about a month into school and the seasons are beginning to change, but one thing that will never change is that kids love to play outside...

We Are Zips

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LeBron, The Foundation, and The University of Akron have committed to a long term partnership that will, at the least, see nine classes of Wheels for Education and Akron I PROMISE Network students...

Akron North Track Earns New Uniforms #RepYourHood

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LeBron sent his Black Ops team to interrupt North High School’s winter pep rally.

I PROMISE To Go To School

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Ohhhhh man, it’s time for school!!!!!!!! Are you excited?

Very Good(year) Ride

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What does it take to safely and efficiently transport nearly 5,000 of our students, families and friends nearly 90 miles to the Roller Coaster Capitol of the World for the best day ever?

23 Big Dreams: Alissa McCullough

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As a proud member of the LeBron James Family Foundation’s Akron I PROMISE Network, Arlissa embodies the spirit, the fight, and the determination that Akron has become known for.

LJFF Teams Up With World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational

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With its roots planted firmly in Akron, Ohio, the LeBron James Family Foundation is proud to be engaged and active in community events across Northeast Ohio.

LEBRON’S PROMISE PROJECT

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LeBron’s first class of Wheels for Education (WFE) students, the Class of 2021, is moving into middle school and LeBron wanted to do something big.

I PROMISE Moment: The Team Visits the Ronald McDonald House of Akron

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Team LJFF keeps their PROMISE to serve our Akron community and support our partner’s philanthropic initiatives. We spent quality time at the Ronald McDonald House...

I PROMISE Day at Stan Hywet

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LeBron’s Wheels for Education and Akron I PROMISE Network kids experienced another reason why there’s no better place to grow up than Northeast Ohio...

Ibtihaj Muhammad visits IPS

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Each day at the I PROMISE School is anything but ordinary. Our students get out of bed every morning and arrive to school, greeted by high fives and smiling faces, not knowing what incredible new experiences await them...