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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...

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.

Work Hard, Play Hard

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Work hard, play hard. It’s a mantra often and easily said but more complicated to apply. The key is in the execution of both elements, with the work preceding the play...

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.

Springing Forward

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With wide eyes and excited minds, LeBron’s 7th graders listened intently to the executives, engineers, and employees as they shared about their jobs and their journeys...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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.

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?"

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...

I PROMISE Too Info Session

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With over 30 I Promise parents and their families in attendance, our I Promise Too info session quickly became...

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...

Back In The Lab

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

LeBron James Arena Update: May 15

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Before the wrecking ball makes its way to the STVM gym, Team LJFF hosted an ice cream social for the STVM students.

In This Together

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Hey My WFE Kids ~ My teammates and I came up short in the Finals. The San Antonio Spurs played better. They were an incredible opponent.

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!

Act Nineteen | New York

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LeBron cannot thank the city enough for allowing him to play here during All-Star Weekend.

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...

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.

LeBron Message | Have To Wear Your Jersey

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I hope everyone had an awesome Halloween. My teammates and I definitely did!

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.

What Cold?

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How are my sixth and seventh graders doing? Every time I see you guys I'm blown away by how much you've grown.

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...

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.

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...

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..

Chosen 1

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

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

LeBron Message | Striving

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How’s everything going? Our season is in full swing now!

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...

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...

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...

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.

Secondary: I PROMISE School

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

LeBron James Arena Update: August 16

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Did someone say Dunk Contest? The new backboards and hoops are installed!

LeBron Message | Respect Game

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I hope you had an awesome weekend. We’re back to basketball in full force now that the All-Star break is over...

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...