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Financial Literacy

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With a renewed energy and focus on health top of mind for many as we enter the new year, the LeBron James Family Foundation is already focusing in on fine tuning financial health supports for our families.

A Year Like No Other

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As 2020 comes to a close, we’re looking back on the challenging year it was with hope, even more resolve, and gratitude for the opportunities we’ve had to continue walking alongside our families throughout it all...

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.

Spreading Cheer

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In good times and bad, it’s our partners and our promises that pull us through. And when we’ve hit a collective low, they are there to bring us right back up.

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

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!

Together!

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With so many uncertainties constantly swirling, one thing is for sure: Summer 2020 looks a little different...

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...

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...

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...

Coming Together, Apart

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It was a Taco Tuesday unlike any other. A tradition that typically brings families together...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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.

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...

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…

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...

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

Family Feast

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The Feast featured a hot meal provided by Piada, who along with Barilla, hosted a healthy cooking demonstration – complete with hand-rolled meatballs – for our families to enjoy.

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.

V.I.P. Performance

Event 01/14/2020 9:45 AM

An exploration and experience of music for our 4th Grade I PROMISE School students with the Akron Symphony Orchestra.

Family And The Farm

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"Let's take them to the farm," said a wide-eyed LeBron. "They have that Believeland corn maze, right?"

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"...

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...

Team LJFF Visits Barber CLC

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On Wednesday, November 13th, Team LJFF deployed from LeBron James HQ and headed out to Barber CLC for an evening with Mr. LeBron’s WFE kids!

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...

Winter Is Here

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How are my kids doing? My teammates and I are on a long road trip and man, do I miss home!

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..

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.

330 Ambassador Highlight: Aleah Duncan

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Get ready to meet one amazing young lady and PROMISE keeper! Aleah Duncan attends Buchtel CLC where she is a sophomore. She works hard...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Another Gift From the North

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The wet weather did little to dampen the mood as LeBron’s 330 Ambassadors took the stage to a rhythmic ovation.

330’S G.E.T. I.T. IN WEST VIRGINIA

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Four arms shot outward from the bright orange boat as the bath-warm white water raged on...

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...

All Hands On Deck: LeBron James Clubhouse Kids lend a Helping Hand

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On Monday, July 22, the Foundation had ten very special visitors! These visitors did not stop by just to look around, they came to help, and what an...

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...

Halloween Safety

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Halloween is finally here! We want to make sure that this Halloween is a safe and fun day. Always take an adult with you and be sure to look both...

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...

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.

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...

Act Nine | Bronx P2

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Did we mention LeBron’s favorite subject was art? He has a blast designing Nike uniforms...

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.

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.

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...

Anchors For A Day

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Scientist. Engineer. News Anchor at WKYC. We want our kids to know that when it comes to career options, the possibilities are endless.

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…