LeBron’s foundation opens institute to aid college students
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.