Documentary to feature 'I Promise School' founded by LeBron James
LeBron James speaks at a news conference after the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, Monday, July 30, 2018. The I Promise School is supported by the The LeBron James Family Foundation and is run by the Akron Public Schools. (AP Photo/Phil Long)
The Associated Press
Published Saturday, November 10, 2018 8:58PM EST
AKRON, Ohio -- An Ohio school backed by NBA star LeBron James will be the subject of a feature-length documentary.
The Akron Beacon Journal reports the Akron Public Schools has approved a deal with a New York City production company to document the first year of the I Promise School. The school opened in July in James' hometown and is a partnership between the school district and the LeBron James Family Foundation.
The district approved the agreement this week with Blowback Productions for a documentary that will focus on the successes, struggles and endeavours of students at the school.
I Promise is designed to help at-risk children with a curriculum focused on science, technology, engineering and math.
James, who was formerly with the Cleveland Cavaliers, now plays for the Los Angeles Lakers.