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Monday, August 17, 2015

LeBron James: Giving back

University of Akron Campus    (Public Domain)
LeBron James knows only too well what it means to grow up under tough circumstances.

Having hoisted himself out of that quicksand from which many don’t return, James is now more than ready to pay it forward. reports that James recently “announced a partnership between his foundation, the University of Akron and JPMorgan Chase.” 

This partnership will provide “four-year academic scholarships to Akron” for Akron Public Schools graduates with excellent grades, attendance and community-service records.

Thus far, there are 1,100 kids in the program.  James stated, “If I can put 1,100 kids into college for free then that means I’ve done something great to give back.”


Copyright August 17, 2015 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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