LeBron James’ College Promise Starts Long Before Tuition Fees Are Waived
SEPTEMBER 20, 2018
Even before students entered the halls of the new I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, the experimental effort had received widespread acclaim for its efforts to get low-performing students on a path to college early. It helped that LeBron James, the NBA superstar and Akron native, started the I Promise program and guaranteed college tuition to the University of Akron for those who participated. But the I Promise School’s touchpoints with the local public university span far beyond college tuition.