Basketball star LeBron James started a school in his hometown of Akron in Ohio, USA. “This is kind of like a dream come true for me,”
The school year at I Promise would be longer than usual and over 40 staff members will attempt to accelerate the development of children who might be found lagging. Services for parents who are struggling to make ends meet include assistance, job-placement and an on-site food bank that will allow them to pick up food they can prepare at home. There would also be services available to help students deal with stress that may come from problems outside the school. There would also be activities that would help kill off idle time and prevent students from getting into trouble. Every student will also receive a bicycle when they arrive.