LeBron James is expanding his education program, I PROMISE, to assist adults in Akron, Ohio with getting their GEDs.
According to Cleveland.com, the program, called I PROMISE, Too, provides parents of the children enrolled in the LeBron James Family Foundation‘s mentorship program the opportunity for financial support to receive their GEDs and learn other life skills.
Those adults enrolled in this program received an inspirational letter from LeBron himself, HP laptop computers that they can keep if they finish the classes, and free bus passes and parking to attend class. They will also have covered the $6 cost to take the GED practice test and $120 cost for taking the entire, official GED exam. The foundation will even provide prizes for good attendance, work progress, and other achievements!
“We are so excited about the I PROMISE, Too program because a huge part of our foundation’s work (with children) centers around parent involvement,” Michele Campbell, executive director of the LeBron James Family Foundation, said in a news release. “This is an opportunity to help our parents make strides in their own academic careers so they are better equipped to help our students keep their educational promises. “We can’t reach our students without their parents’ support, so this program is monumental for our families and their futures.”
Just last month, LeBron announced the launch of the I Promise Network, offering scholarships to the University of Akron to Ohio high school graduates. It’s great to see that he and his foundation continues to provide these incredible educational opportunities, especially in his own area!
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