LeBron James has built somewhat of a reputation for giving it back. The NBA star has his own eponymous foundation, is a vocal supporter of various non-profit children’s organizations and has even been awarded for his services to the community. But his latest project, a multi-million dollar public elementary school, may be his most awe-inspiring yet – and here’s why.
20. The school is intended to help disadvantaged kids
James decided to set up the I Promise School in his native Akron after learning about the troubling number of kids in the city who leave high school without a diploma. The initiative is designed to help children from disadvantaged backgrounds with their education and general well-being. And James has plenty of experience of being in such a position.