Published: Sat, August 04, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Donald Trump takes shot at LeBron James

Donald Trump takes shot at LeBron James

James relied on his bike to get him to and from school and practice. In a recent one-on-one interview with CNN's Don Lemon, James sat down to unveil the newly opened I Promise School-a public school launched by the Lebron James Family Foundation-in Akron, Ohio.

However, no longer is James in the Eastern Conference, as he chose to move west for the first time in his career and join the Los Angeles Lakers. He was raised by a single-mother, moved often and admitted on Twitter that he missed 83 days of fourth grade because of his inability to get a ride to school.

"It was mentally challenging".

James said he chose to open the school, located down the street from his high school, because he knows exactly what young students are going through. "If you don't want (to play) a role, play tennis or play golf".

Impressively, the school boasts a 20-to-1 student-teacher ratio, year-round programming and a 9-to-5 school day to keep its children engaged.

The public school is considered the first of its kind and will serve low-income and at-risk students in Lebron's hometown. From free tuition to job placement for parents, the school is a center for hope and motivation. That don't mean you ain't good.

In the interview, James criticized Trump for using sports to "divide" America, such as when he misrepresents athletes' kneeling during the National Anthem as a protest against America. The I Promise school is also aware that many kids in impoverished communities struggle with a lack of after-school activity, which is why the school is prioritizing providing opportunities for students to engage in after-school programs.

He has also funded the "Wheels for Education" programme, which started in 2011 and provides kids with school supplies, access to computers, and a bike as part of a system created to keep kids motivated to complete their homework and get good grades.

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