Students at LeBron James’ Le Promise School receive free lessons in Kent State

All 193 students, who are high school students, will receive free lessons at Kent State University. The children, who were visiting the Kent State campus, burst into joy when news of the news was given to them, while their parents, watching from live food in a separate room, burst into tears. The announcement video was released Wednesday by the LeBron James Family Foundation.

Last Wednesday, after the Lakers defeated the Nuggets in overtime in Denver, James told reporters that his school has an excellent relationship with Kent State and the University of Akron. When the school opened in 2018, plans were announced to promise free lessons at Akron University when students graduate.

“We have so many options and I only know that so many children in my community don’t have many options,” said James. “So for me to be in a position where I can give these kids options to decide what they want to do with their future, it’s probably the best thing I’ve ever done.”

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According to a press release, students will be guaranteed free lessons for four years, as well as one year of free room and board.

Students will benefit from the college freshmen package for the 2021-2022 academic year. To be eligible, they must be admitted to the state of Kent, complete the required financial aid forms, and have completed a required number of community service hours each semester.

To remain eligible, students must remain in good academic standing, take part in a required number of community service or volunteer hours and complete a minimum number of credit hours per year.

“We are so pleased to take our collaboration with the LeBron James Family Foundation to this next level and welcome these students to the Kent State family,” said Kent State President Todd Diacon. “Kent State looks forward to the moment when our campus is teeming with I Promise students.”


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