LeBron’s foun­da­tion opens in­sti­tute to aid col­lege stu­dents

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS -

LeBron James isn’t just help­ing kids af­ford col­lege. He wants them to stay there and leave with diplo­mas.

The Cleve­land Cava­liers su­per­star, whose foun­da­tion an­nounced a part­ner­ship with the Univer­sity of Akron last year to pay for four years of tu­ition for in­ner-city pub­lic high school grad­u­ates who meet cer­tain cri­te­ria, has es­tab­lished an in­sti­tute at the school to as­sist stu­dents.

The I PROM­ISE In­sti­tute will pro­vide re­sources to sup­port stu­dents pur­su­ing four-year de­grees. The in­sti­tute will be con­structed in a space in­side Info Ci­sion Sta­dium on cam­pus. It will pro­vide around-the-clock sup­port to stu­dents.

“When we first started this pro­gram, I wanted my kids to grad­u­ate from high school,” James said. “But the more we grow as a foun­da­tion, the more we find can be done to give our kids the best chance to be suc­cess­ful. We don’t just want our kids to get to col­lege. We want them to grad­u­ate from col­lege. And we want to make sure we are do­ing ev­ery­thing we can to help them do that.

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