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LeBron James Donates 41 Million to Send 1,100 Kids to College

(Via ESPN)

LeBron James is dedicated to making sure that kids get the opportunity to go to college. The LeBron James Family Foundation offers various opportunities to keep kids on track, as early as middle school.

The Akron I Promise Network (AIPN) as noted on LeBron’s official site “is specifically tailored to the needs of our middle, and eventually, high school students, with its own LeBron Advisory Board (comprised of secondary teachers, principals, and counselors), curriculum, and PROMISE.”

There has been a lot of buzz about the foundation providing scholarships to send kids to college. LeBron has always been proud to represent Akron,Ohio his hometown and surely believes in giving back to his community.

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According to ESPN,  he recently made a HUGE announcement: he has partnered with the University of Akron to “sponsor full scholarships for the 1,100 children currently in his I Promise program in Akron, Ohio.”

“James’ has been sponsoring this program for five years and the children range from the third to the seventh grades” (ESPN). There are grade and attendance requirements but if they complete the program, their tuition will be completely covered.

LeBron shared his thoughts on this great news:

“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.”

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