NBA honors LeBron James for work with Ohio youth

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title James and the LeBron James Family Foundation opened the I PROMISE School on July 30 and welcomed its first class of more than 240 third- and fourth-grade students.Designed to help kids navigate many of the challenges James and his family faced during his youth, the school provides meals, busing, supplies, bikes, uniforms and an innovative curriculum focused on STEM studies, social-emotional support and experiential learning.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe school also provides resources for students’ parents to continue their education or seek jobs, find legal support, counselling or other resources.Since 2015, the I PROMISE program has partnered with the University of Akron to guarantee four-year college scholarships to all eligible students who graduate from high school. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Roger Federer rallies to reach Swiss quarterfinals Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college (FILES) In this file photo taken on July 30, 2018 NBA star LeBron James addresses the media after the opening ceremonies of the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio. The School is a partnership between the LeBron James Family foundation and the Akron Public Schools. – With the NBA season barely two weeks old, James has bagged his first trophy, this one for off court philanthropic work. James, in his first season since joining the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent, received the Offseason NBA Cares Community Assist Award in recognition of his efforts to create the I PROMISE School and provide lasting educational resources for youth and families (Photo by Jason Miller / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)With the NBA season barely two weeks old, superstar LeBron James has bagged his first trophy — this one for off court philanthropic work.James, in his first season since joining the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent, received the Offseason NBA Cares Community Assist Award in recognition of his efforts to create the I PROMISE School and provide lasting educational resources for youth and families in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, the league said Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ The I PROMISE School will gradually add grade levels each year until it reaches full capacity of first through eighth grades by 2022.James, 33, is a three-time NBA champion, winning twice with Miami before guiding the Cleveland Cavaliers to the crown.BUY: Return of the King: LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Greatest Comeback in NBA HistoryThe four-time NBA Most Valuable Player competed in the last eight NBA Finals, from 2011-14 with Miami and 2015-18 with Cleveland.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View commentslast_img read more

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