Browns cornerback Carrie inspired by James’ school in Akron

Browns cornerback Carrie inspired by James’ school in Akron

The school is well equipped and has 12 teachers and 43 academic staff and over 120 students enrolled.

Each student gets a free bike and helmet, free breakfast, lunch and snacks, free uniforms and free transportation within 2 miles. Parents and guardians of students will also benefit from their child attending, receiving access to GED programs and a food pantry.

According to the LeBron James Family Foundation, the matching shoe from each pair not on display will be made available for purchase through Upper Deck with proceeds going to the organization's future initiatives.

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"This is kind of like a dream come true for me", James said of joining the Lakers. "I think there's going to be months where we're really good, there's going to be months where we're not so good and that's just going to come from familiarity".

James helped open the public school by funding it through the LeBron James Family Foundation, helping provide funding for the construction and management of the school.

In addition to an academic program, the I Promise School will use a "trauma-informed" approach to engaging students to show them a safe, supportive environment. "People always ask me, why a school? And when they walk through that door, I hope they know that someone cares". I went through the same emotions.

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James, 33, has previously expressed solidarity with the kneeling players and voiced earlier criticism of Trump.

Click on the video link above to watch what James has described as one of the greatest moments of his life.

They moved constantly, and there were long periods when James didn't attend school - he missed 82 days in fourth grade - because Gloria didn't have a vehicle and there was no other way of transportation. Next year, second and fifth graders will be added, and in 2022, the I Promise School will function as both an elementary and middle school, serving first through eighth graders. "It sets precedents for what we should do as athletes on how we are a role model to a lot of kids that we may not know, that we may not see but that know us".

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In a video he released Sunday on his "Uninterrupted" Facebook page, James spoke about the connection he feels to the children of northeast OH, and the pride he feels in opening this school.

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