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LeBron James' college scholarship program through school could cost $100 million

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Sergio Cook | 04 August, 2018, 22:59

"It's kinda insane right now because I've been sitting and thinking over the past couple of weeks and months on what it means to open up a school and how excited I am about this possibility for me to be able to be in my hometown and be able to open up at school and to know who's going to benefit from it", said the future Hall of Famer.

"Looking at reading data, we identified students who were a year, two years behind in reading", said Keith Liechty, the Akron Public Schools" liaison to James' foundation.

Each student at the school will receive breakfast, lunch and a snack each day. The school will provide access to job and family services, a food pantry, and help with housing if needed.

Basketball great LeBron James on Tuesday accused President Donald Trump of intensifying racial divisions in the United States.

Carrie, who signed with the Browns as a free agent in March after four seasons with Oakland, said James' efforts lead him to want to do more.

"I think timing is everything".

The school is funded by a partnership between Akron City Schools and the LeBron James Family foundation. I know everything they dream about.

LeBron James stood on a stage near one of the streets he walked as a troubled kid and looked out at thousands of faces.

The I Promise School's curriculum is centered around the foundation's "We Are Family" philosophy, an encompassing approach that allows for student growth and family development. I went through the same emotions.

"Tomorrow is going to be one of the greatest moments (if not the greatest) of my life", James said of opening the school.

James, 33, has previously expressed solidarity with the kneeling players and voiced earlier criticism of Trump. "From that, we had more than 120 kids".

They moved constantly, and there were long periods when James didn't attend school - he missed 82 days in fourth grade - because Gloria didn't have a auto and there was no other way of transportation.

As far as basketball, the 33-year-old superstar said the decision to leave Cleveland again was hard, but he didn't rule out a second homecoming with the Cavaliers. On Sunday night, James was understandably nervous about what he called his "first day of school".

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