LeBron James has been busy off the court since the Los Angeles Lakers failed to make the postseason this year. He enjoyed a vacation to the Maldives with his family in April, engaged in a Twitter Q&A with his followers a few weeks ago and saw his son Bronny off to prom.
On Wednesday, James stopped by his I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, to spend time with the students before the year ended for summer vacation.
« Appreciate y’all letting me crash your last day of school!! Love you all and have a fun and safe Summer. Don’t forget what we talked about, » James said in an Instagram post on Wednesday.
Given all of the excited faces he was met with upon arrival, it seems the visit was a surprise to the students. James shared hugs and took pictures with the students, as well as the staff. The 37-year-old appeared to enjoy the reactions to his arrival, retweeting a video of the kids welcoming him with laughing emojis.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) May 26, 2022
— LeBron James Family Foundation (@LJFamFoundation) May 26, 2022
James opened the I Promise School in 2018. The school is specifically focused on outreach to at-risk youth in his hometown. James also arranged for students who complete the school’s program to have free tuition at the University of Akron. Other initiatives at the I Promise School include a program for parents of students who haven’t completed their high school education and another created to help high-school-age students prepare for college.
By 2029, James hopes for 1,200 students to have moved through the program and transitioned into college.