Just weeks after announcing that he would be paying for more than 2,000 young students in his home state of Ohio to go to college, Lebron James has unveiled a new part of his “I PROMISE” campaign that will help their parents. In a partnership between the LeBron James Family Foundation and Project Lean of Summit County, the basketball star’s organization will assist the parents of the 2,300 at-risk children currently benefitting from the campaign, which will pay for the college tuition of students who eventually graduate high school (while meeting outlined academic goals).
The new initiatives, specifically for parents in the Akron area whose children are a part of the scholarship program, pays for GED practice exams, provides free transportation to class and gives each of the parents new laptops. The executive director of LeBron’s foundation said in a press release, “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. 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.”