King Of The Classroom: LeBron James Is Now Helping Parents Get GEDs


Last month, LeBron James made headlines by providing students from his "I PROMISE" program with full four-year scholarships to the University of Akron.

With 1,100 kids in the program and tuition costing about $9,500 a year at the four-year school, the total amount LeBron pledged to donate is somewhere in the neighborhood of $42 million.

Now, James continues his offseason of generosity by announcing his partnership with Project Learn of Summit County in order to provide a select group of parents with opportunities to obtain GEDs.

Specifically, the service will be offered to parents of children enrolled in the LeBron James Family Foundation.

The communications manager for Project Learn, Alexia Harris, said,

In a press release, Michele Campbell, the executive director of the LeBron James Family Foundation, added,

You may not be a fan of LeBron James on the court, but you have to cheer for his efforts in the classroom.

Citations: LeBron James to help Ohio parents get their GEDs (Mashable)