According to, the LeBron James Family Foundation has partnered with Akron Public Schools for a public school aimed at helping at-risk youth called the I Promise School.

“This school is so important to me because our vision is to create a place for the kids in Akron who need it most — those that could fall through the cracks if we don’t do something,” LeBron said.

The school is based off the foundation’s existing I Promise Network programs, which has supported more than 1,100 Akron-area grade school students over the past six years.

Students currently in the I Promise program will continue as in, while the new school will open in 2018 with newly identified students.