At the 2015 Family Reunion at Cedar Point...our families learned that: JPMorgan Chase will be dedicating a technology team to develop a software to track the academic progress of Foundation students, the College of Education at The University of Akron will be renamed the LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education, and, most significantly, in conjunction with the Foundation and its partners, The University of Akron will be providing Foundation students (who meet a certain set of requirements and graduate from Akron Public Schools) with a tuition and fees scholarship to The University of Akron.
LeBron, The Foundation, and The University of Akron have committed to a long term partnership that will, at the least, see nine classes of Wheels for Education and Akron I PROMISE Network students attend The University of Akron on a special I PROMISE Scholarship. Thousands of students, who, when they joined our Wheels for Education family in their third grade year showed researched back characteristics for high school dropout, have the opportunity to earn a free world class education in their hometown. We are calling our kids to be dreamers, and we are calling them to reach their unlimited potential.
LJFF has announced a pilot for its new Urban Mentorship Program in partnership with the LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education (LJFFCOE). Through this program that will first be implemented exclusively for LJFFs 6th and 7th grade Akron I PROMISE Network students at Litchfield Middle School, LeBrons kids will receive hands-on mentorship and encouragement from a wide-range of The University of Akronâ€™s LJFFCOE students.
Under the direction of UAs Dr. Brad Maguth, students from his Urban Youth Mentorship class will be paired with AIPN students in an effort to provide another layer of learning. More than just math tutoring and help with homework, this program will offer the Foundations AIPN students regular interaction with college students in preparation for their own college careers.
I PROMISE Institute to provide resources, research-based interventions, and support to LJFF students on I PROMISE scholarships as they pursue their four-year college degrees
LJFF also creates the I PROMISE Institute Bureau that has enlisted leading academics from across the country to help oversee the curriculum and guide the I PROMISE Institutes interventions
The LeBron James Family Foundation (LJFF) announced it has established the I PROMISE Institute (IPI) on The University of Akron (UA) campus as a resource for its students who earn the guaranteed four-year tuition and general service fees scholarship to The University. The I PROMISE Institute will be located in a currently undeveloped space on the south end of level 3 in InfoCision Stadium and will have a team of educators dedicated to researching best practices, implementing academic interventions, and providing around-the-clock support for its students as they navigate college. Read the official I PROMISE Institute annoucement here.
Humbled & proud to announce the establishment of the LeBron James Family Foundation I PROMISE Institute at The University of Akron. Scholarships werenâ€™t enough. Weâ€™re investing our time, talent, and resources every day with our team, partners, and UA to give my kids every opportunity possible for them to be successful. I wonâ€™t be satisfied with them just getting to college or tech school. We need them to graduate. This is our home. This is my home. Go back. Invest. Rebuild. Change. Thatâ€™s our duty. #WeAreFamily #StriveForGreatness #IPROMISEPosted by LeBron James on Wednesday, October 12, 2016
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