Lebron James to Build Transitional Housing for I Promise Students

 Lebron James to Build Transitional Housing for I Promise Students

#LeBronJames is the real M.V.P. He is not only helping kids receive an education, but he’s also making sure families have the support to succeed outside the classroom.
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The Los Angeles #Lakers player announced Monday that his I Promise School in his hometown, Akron, Ohio is partnering with Graduate Hotels to launch the I Promise Village. This will be a transitional housing opportunity for families in need.
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The public school, which incorporates a STEM-based curriculum, is operated by the LeBron James Family Foundation and Akron Public Schools. It first opened its doors in 2018 and currently holds more than 340 students in third, fourth, and fifth grades.
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The I Promise Village is set to officially open before the next academic school year in July. Renovations on the historic Westmont apartment building, which is roughly five blocks from the school in Akron’s Highland Square neighborhood, will be underway soon.
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Victoria McGee director of the I PROMISE School’s Family Resources Center, called the school a “one-stop shop.” She stated that they offer a list of resources and said that the new housing plan is just an expansion of that.
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“When our students have to worry about where they’re going to lay their heads … going from pillow to pillow, it creates issues. … And unfortunately, when kids face those challenges, it comes out in their behavior.”
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Resources for students who attend the I PROMISE school include a free food pantry, clothing, transportation, financial literacy programs, mental health services and free annual eye exams.

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#ONSITE contributor @OfficialDawnRose 🌹 #LeBronJames is the real M.V.P. He is not only helping kids receive an education, but he’s also making sure families have the support to succeed outside the classroom. ________________________________________ The Los Angeles #Lakers player announced Monday that his I Promise School in his hometown, Akron, Ohio is partnering with Graduate Hotels to launch the I Promise Village. This will be a transitional housing opportunity for families in need. _______________________________________ The public school, which incorporates a STEM-based curriculum, is operated by the LeBron James Family Foundation and Akron Public Schools. It first opened its doors in 2018 and currently holds more than 340 students in third, fourth, and fifth grades. ________________________________________ The I Promise Village is set to officially open before the next academic school year in July. Renovations on the historic Westmont apartment building, which is roughly five blocks from the school in Akron’s Highland Square neighborhood, will be underway soon. _______________________________________ Victoria McGee director of the I PROMISE School’s Family Resources Center, called the school a “one-stop shop.” She stated that they offer a list of resources and said that the new housing plan is just an expansion of that. ________________________________________ “When our students have to worry about where they’re going to lay their heads … going from pillow to pillow, it creates issues. … And unfortunately, when kids face those challenges, it comes out in their behavior.” ________________________________________ Resources for students who attend the I PROMISE school include a free food pantry, clothing, transportation, financial literacy programs, mental health services and free annual eye exams.

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