LeBron James Is Opening A School In Ohio For At-Risk Youth

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Written by Nikki Igbo of NikIgbo.com
Back in 2011, LeBron James launched the I Promise Initiative as a long-term commitment to the youth of Akron and to address the city’s high school dropout rate. Since that time, James has been involved in several activities to reiterate the importance of education to children including creating a four-year scholarship program with the University of Akron to which he pledged $42 million to finance tuition for 1,100 students.

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For The First Time, Every Senior At This D.C. High School Has Applied To College

Ballou High School in Southwest Washington D.C. had the second lowest graduation rate in the D.C. Public Schools system. 57%, only second to Anacostia High School who had a rate of 42%. To make matters worse, last school year, only 3% of Ballou students met reading standards on standardized exams, according to Washington Post. But that didn't stop the Class of 2017 for setting a very ambitious goal.

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