LeBron James, the four-time NBA MVP and two-time NBA champion, is ready to give thousands of children a college education.
The LeBron James Family Foundation and the University of Akron will fund full scholarships for students who complete the foundation?s academic program, which James has been sponsoring for five years.
?This is very special to me. As a kid growing up in the inner city and as an African American kid, you don?t really think past high school because it?s not possible or your family can?t support you. For us to be able to do something like this ? it means so much,? James said earlier this week.
The students, who attend the Akron, Ohio public schools, must complete the foundation?s I Promise Program and meet attendance and grade requirements to be eligible for the scholarship. James? foundation will cover tuition starting in 2021 when this year?s crop of seventh graders graduate high school.?
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