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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.”

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

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..

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!

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.

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...

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?

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.

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...

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...

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...

Irish 23 Forever Spring 2015 Recaps

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Spring has come and gone and with it we enjoyed watching the great seasons that St. Vincent- St. Mary High School’s sports teams put forth. The saying, "Look good, feel good.

Hard Work Pays Off With LeBron's Hard Work Club

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Each month throughout the school year, LeBron’s Foundation team makes the rounds to every Akron Public School (APS) cluster...

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…"

LeBron Message | All-Star 2017

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I can’t believe I’m at the midpoint of the season already. Do you guys feel like your school year is flying by?

Can’t Stop the IPS Feeling

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On a typical Tuesday afternoon, the I PROMISE School’s 3rd and 4th graders dutifully filed into the gym for their monthly Grade Level Family Meeting. A new addition to IPS programming, the topic of the month was their Habits of Promise...

IPS Parent Conferences + A DAP Champ

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With over a month of classes already in the books, the I PROMISE School staff hosted its families for their first round of parent teacher conferences this week...

Growing and Learning

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On a typical late March Thursday night, the North High School gym would be filled with Viking athletes...

A Trip and Treats

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With another month in the books, the I PROMISE School wrapped up the spookiest time of year on Friday evening with its inaugural Halloween Fest...

WFE KIDS HIGHLIGHT: SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS AND SCHOOL SUPERSTARS

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Spend two minutes with third graders Zach, Jonathan and Danaven from Bettes and you’ll quickly learn...

Proud to Serve

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LeBron’s 330 Ambassadors are proud to be from Akron. They’re also proud to be serving LeBron’s WFE kids this school year! Our Gamma Class...

New School Year

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Hey Wheels for Ed kids! We hope the new school year has been exciting and fun!

City Year South High: Academic Madness Challenge

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Twenty-three of our I PROMISE network members kept their PROMISES and furthermore, turned them into commitments when they won the Academic Madness Challenge!

Final Hometown Hall Of The School Year

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I PROMISE students and their families packed the Ellet High School gymnasium...

Meeting of the Minds

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A week worth remembering at Foundation HQ as The I PROMISE Institute Bureau descended on Akron for a high powered, higher education, meeting of the minds...

To Believe In Myself

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A raucous standing ovation erupted as John Hunter and Kendra Jones proceeded to the front of the packed Akron Public Schools board room.

It's Showtime!!!

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IT’S SHOWTIME!!! I am so hyped up for you guys to start school and knock it out of the park! Are you guys getting excited?

PROMISE Kept: Fighting Irish Basketball Players Commit to UA & CSU

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They’ve dazzled in the LeBron James Arena at St. Vincent – St. Mary High School and next fall...

I PROMISE School Principal Chosen

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Nothing is given. Everything is earned. That’s the spirit of our I Promise School...

How was the first week?

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You guys did it, the first days of school are done and under your belt. How was it, how do you feel? For me, once I step out onto the court and sink my first...

A Busy School Year

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They were with us from the beginning and we will be with them at graduation. Our Class of 2021 is entering sixth grade! As sixth graders...

330's Get a New Home

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The LeBron James Family Foundation's 330 Ambassadors are so much more than high school students. They are 23 hand-picked leaders from across Akron that serve as LeBron's arms and legs in the community...

LeBron Message | New Season

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Wow, I can’t believe it’s already the end of October. How has school been?

Savannah's I PROMISE Event

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Prom is supposed to be one of the most memorable and magical nights of your high school years.

IPS Week 1

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With students and staff excitedly filing in each morning as the promise echoes throughout the story-lined hallways, the I Promise School’s first week was one for the books...