LeBron James’ ‘I Promise’ School To Provide Housing For Students

Contributed by Rebecca Johnson

LeBron James is making another addition to his I Promise School. The Lebron James Family Foundation has partnered with Graduated Hotels to provide transitional housing f0r the students and their families. According to the statement, the hotel will be renovated to include individual living units for students and their families.

The building is about five blocks away from the school. Some of the students and their families experience poverty, domestic violence and homelessness. According to cleveland.com, students will be provided immediate shelter so they can stay in school while the foundation works with their families to develop a long-term plan to improve their situation.

“Initially, our work was focused on helping these kids earn an education,” LeBron James said in a statement. “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.”

“Proud of this!!!!! There’s always more to be done when it comes to giving my kids an opportunity to be successful in life,” James said on Twitter. “Every barrier we remove can possibly change their family’s life and we’re never going to stop!!”

Last week, the NBA star and his family were forced to evacuate their home due to the California wildfires.

 

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