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Champions of Change

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A champion who never forgot where he came from. A champion who never walked alone.  A champion of change

Celebrating Jayden

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The end of the year is always a good time to reflect. But for LeBron and his Foundation, it’s never simply about reflection. It’s about growing and constantly striving for more.

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...

Graduating Together

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Graduate Together: America Honors the Class of 2020

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.

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...

A Quiet Revolution

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As the world tuned in to one of the flashiest and loudest stages in all of sports this past weekend, LeBron and GMC caught the nation’s attention without barely making a sound.

For Others

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Hanging in shiny, bold letters on the walls of the LeBron James Family Foundation office, these words from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. drive everything we do...

State of the Family

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Celebration. Communication. Community. The LeBron James Family Foundation’s first-ever State of the Family was all about coming together and sharing where we are and where we’re going on our journey to create change...

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.

All in a Decade

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The end of the year is always a good time to reflect. But for LeBron and his Foundation, it’s never simply about reflection. It’s about growing and constantly striving for more.

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.

Bringing It Home

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The center of every tight-knit family is the age-old tradition of the family meal. More than simply food and drinks, it’s a time for sharing, for telling stories, for staying in tune with each other...

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.

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.

LeBron’s 330 Ambassadors Serve Charlotte

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LeBron had provided the 330 Ambassadors with a life experience that showed them new opportunities, new ways of thinking about things, and new ways to serve their community...

The LeBron James Family Foundation’s 330 Ambassadors Serve and Experience Charlotte All Star Weekend

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Each year LeBron is selected as an All Star, he’s made it his mission to some way leave his mark on the All-Star host city as a way of saying thank you...

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...

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...

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.

Out of This World

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With a sea of green shirts and smiling faces filling Cedar Point in Sandusky, the 2019 We Are Family Reunion was truly Out of this World.

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.

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.

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 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"...

Thanks For Giving

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In this monumental year of taking chances and giving hope, of eliminating barriers and adding supports, of closing chapters and opening doors - as a Foundation and as a family, we have so much to be thankful for...

Back In The Lab

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In the words of Mr. LeBron, the Foundation is "Back in the LAB."

DAP Championship 2016

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The DAP Championship Benefiting The LeBron James Family Foundation is the first of four Web.com Tour Finals events to determine what 50 players will earn their PGA TOUR cards.

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.

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..

LAB Highlight | Sherry Neubert

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We love sharing PROMISE kept moments of our WFE kids and AIPN kids. Additionally, we enjoy sharing PROMISE kept moments that happen in our community.

Chosen 1

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In ornate, bold, black letters, "Chosen 1" sits on the yoke of their shoulders...

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...

Finish Strong Kids!

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How are all of my Wheels for Ed All-Stars doing? It has been a busy few days for my teammates and I.

The Little Engine That Could

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In only the second year of our partnership, we found all three elements in a special Northeast Ohio collective known as the PGA Web.com Tour DAP Championship...

Similarities

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Hey kids, How are my Wheels for Ed kids doing? I miss you guys! My teammates and I are getting ready for a long road trip. We have a lot of fun...

Parent's First

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At the start of every Hometown Hall meeting, the Foundation recognizes the I Promise program’s most important stakeholders: parents...

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.

WELCOME BACK

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Welcome back Class of 2021! You’re going to see lots more...

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 2026 | Welcome To The Family

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As summer comes to a close, that time of year when the LeBron James Family Foundation welcomes a brand new class of third graders into its Wheels for Education program...

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...

Family Staycation

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As the warm fall sun reached its peak, hundreds of I Promise students converged on the picturesque Cleveland-area farm...

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...

Happy New Year

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Hey guys! How are MY Wheels for Ed kids doing? Can you believe the year is almost over? Time is flying by. I remember just eight years ago...

LAB Secondary: Striving For Greatness

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Surrounded by a massive, life-size "LeBron’s Game of Life" board, LeBron Advisory Board (LAB) Secondary convened for their November meeting.

What A Week!

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Wow… I don’t think I can begin with saying anything else other than "thank you". Thank you for making my welcome home one of the most special...

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.

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?

Partnering For Our Kids

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PROMISE Kept: A Long Term Partnership With Cedar Point

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In the words of LeBron James, "BOOOOOOOM! CEDAR POINT DONE CHANGED THE GAME!!!!!" We could not have said it any better ourselves…

Bike Kitchen: Rolling Along

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Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’….. the bikes for the Wheels for Ed class of 2023 kids are being assembled and the tires are being filled with air! A huge shout out to Andy & Tom in the Bike Kitchen who coordinate...

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...

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.

Working Hard

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We are nearing the end of the first half of your 6th grade year! How has it been going? Have you guys done any cool community service projects since cleaning the UA Football Stadium?

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...

LeBron Message | Orchestra Outing

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How are all of my Wheels for Ed All-Stars doing? I wish I could share with you what my Foundation team has been planning...

Savannah's I PROMise Makeover Event 2018

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For many high school girls, their vision for the perfect prom is clear. Wearing the perfect dress, they enter a packed room to gazes of excitement and awe...

SUN, SAND AND SPORTSKIDS OF THE YEAR!

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As the van pulled up to the hotel, LJFF team members were waiting in anticipation to welcome the Long family to Miami...

WELCOME TO THE FAMILY!

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Imagine starting high school knowing that past statistics say you only have a 47% chance of graduating? Would you feel defeated and...

Knocking Down Walls | IPS

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Hosted by the LeBron James Family Foundation, the final review team meeting of the IPS planning process brought to life the visions and dreams...

AIPN Students and Families Give Back

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In the spirit of his creed, over 100 Akron I PROMISE Network (AIPN) students and their families sacrificed their...

LeBron James Arena Update: June 28

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The bathroom wall is coming down and the concrete is being poured for the base of the floor. Here we go!!!

Sparking Hope

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Three years ago, LeBron and The University of Akron (UA) announced a groundbreaking, never-been-done-before partnership...

Garfield Cheer EARNS New Uniforms

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In the words of LeBron James, "Wait, you thought we were just doing one drop????? PLEASE…"