In fourth grade, for example, he missed more than 16 weeks worth of school days.
A school financed, in part, by LeBron James opened on Monday and will grant each student the incredible gift of a lifetime of education.
"LeBron's bike gave him the mobility he needed to get to safe places after school like basketball courts and community centers", Michele Campbell, executive director of the LeBron James Family Foundation told Bicycling by e-mail.
On Sunday, James tweeted about his excitement for the school's opening.
From the moment LeBron James made it known that he would be joining the Lakers, he has taken a low-key approach to this move. With regard to the gross earnings for the 2017 basketball player had won with 85.5 million in US currency and takes the sixth place in the ranking of the highest paid athletes in the world. Successful graduation from the school will also net each student paid tuition at the University of Akron.
"Sports has never been something that divides people", James said.More news: EPA Proposes Freezing Fuel Economy Standards At 35 MPG Until 2026
"Next chapter in my personal life and that's with the Lakers, getting to do what I love to do and that is play the game of basketball". James has already seen success stories with kids who began in his I Promise program in 2011.
James has received a lot of attention for his school opening and rightfully so. They want to enjoy LeBron on the - and it doesn't mean he doesn't do great things.
The building is a renovated school, coincidentally located just down the street from St. Vincent-St. Mary, James walked to the stage on Monday accompanied by his mom, his wife, Savannah, and 3-year-old daughter, Zhuri. The corresponding pair will be sold by Upper Deck and proceeds will help fund the school and the foundation.
The school is decorated with motivational phrases, murals featuring people like Martin Luther King Jr., and even James' sneakers, which will eventually be sold at a fundraising auction for the school.
Furthermore, each student is provided breakfast, lunch and a snack each day.