Friday, September 11, 2015

LeBron James Family Foundation Is Now Helping Parents Earn Their GEDs

Posted By on Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 11:49 AM

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Since stepping off the court in June, LeBron James has been on a kindness crusade of sorts this summer — most notably establishing a partnership with the University of Akron to send students involved in the LeBron James Family Foundation's "I Promise" program to four years of college on full-ride scholarships.

This week, James announced he's not leaving the parents of the LJFF kids out either.

WKYC reports that any parent whose child is participating in an "I Promise" program and who has not earned a high school diploma or the equivalent is eligible to enroll in "I Promise, Too," a program exclusively for moms and dads needing financial support to help with costs incurred with completing at GED including tests, classes, or other fees.

"Adult students attend class twice a week. They have a choice between a morning or an evening class, at sites on opposite sides of Akron. The Akron-Summit County Public Library and the Betty Jane Community Learning Center serve as locations for instruction. The sessions last six weeks. Students can take the GED test whenever they feel ready," WKYC's Hilary Golston writes.

A laptop will also be provided for parents and, upon completion of the program, it will be theirs to keep.

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