You can always count on LeBron to give back to his community in major ways, and as many of us know, one of the ways he has continued to give back is through his I Promise School, which was opened last year in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. On Monday, it was announced that he would further his efforts by helping to provide transitional housing for the students and their families that are in need of safer housing.
According to ESPN, the LeBron James Family Foundation and Graduate Hotels announced their plans for the “I Promise Village” by Graduate Hotels, which will help “I Promise students whose families might be fighting challenges such as homelessness, domestic violence or other traumatic or unsafe situations.”
LeBron spoke about the development of the homes and said, “Initially, our work was focused on helping these kids earn an education. But we’ve found that it is impossible to help them learn if they are struggling to survive — if they are hungry, if they have no heat in the freezing winter, if they live in fear for their safety. We want this place to be their home where they feel safe, supported, and loved, knowing we are right there with them every step of the way as they get back on their feet.”
The “I Promise Village,” will be located in a historic Akron apartment building that will be renovated and fully furnished, and officially open in July 2020.
Ben Weprin, the founder, and CEO of Graduate Hotels said, “The I Promise Village by Graduate Hotels will be a monumental next step for us and LeBron and his foundation’s commitment to the future of the students and their families. It’s humbling to see the change they are [effecting] on a daily basis, and we’re honored to be a part of the journey.”
It’s great to see LeBron continue to impact his community in such major and positive ways.
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