LeBron James always keeps his promises. His latest project targets at-risk youth in Akron, Ohio. The I Promise School program gave fruits, and LeBron opened his first public school in his hometown.
King James has three kids with Savannah, and takes care of hundreds kids in Akron. These kids won’t only get a scholarship, they will also get free bikes. Oh wait, they already got these. The I Promise School kids will enjoy a few great benefits. Having LeBron James watch your back is a big deal.
LeBron likes bikes. That’s why the kids got bikes, too. There are nice bikes and helmets for each kid. “Everything I do comes from my childhood, from my growing up, and what I feel was part of my success. A bicycle, for me, was the only way to get around the city. If I wanted to meet some of my friends, travel across the city, go to school, play basketball—anything—the bicycle was the way I got around,” LeBron said in an interview.
“Me and my friends, when we got on our bikes, we would just ride. Sometimes we would even get lost because we’d be gone for so long. But there was a sense of joy and comfort. There was nothing that really could stop us. We felt like we were on top of the world. It was a way of life. If you had a bike, it was a way to kind of let go and be free,” he added.
LeBron also posted a pic of the bikes on his Instagram account. These kids are happy. You can see that in their eyes. Kids are vulnerable, and need all the help they can get. This should be a good lesson for other athletes. Take care of our kids, someone’s future depends on you.