LeBron James tweeted his enthusiasm Sunday ahead of the opening of his I Promise School in his hometown Akron, Ohio. The NBA superstar and new Los Angeles Laker tweeted that opening the public school would be among “one of the greatest moments” in his life.
“The jitters before the first day of school are real right now!!! Tomorrow is going to be one of the greatest moments (if not the greatest) of my life when we open the #IPROMISE School,” James said on Twitter.
James tweet further adds, ” Big dreams for the kids in Akron to give them everything they could need to find their passion, give back to our community and change the world!! This school is that. The people are that. Akron is that. @LJFamFoundation we’ve always done it big and it doesn’t get bigger than opening day tomorrow (until the next thing we dream of ). I’m so unbelievably proud and excited to see my kids, my home, and the 330 tomorrow. THANK YOU! Let’s get it. Let’s go.”
His LeBron James Family Foundation partnered with Akron Public Schools to design the school for public school students in the area who come from difficult situations. It will initially open its doors to third and fourth-grade students and will add first and second-grade classes in 2019. The school plans to offer first through eighth-grade classes by 2022.
“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,” James said in a statement last year. “If we get to them early enough, we can hopefully keep them on the right track to a bigger and brighter future for themselves and their families.”
James is scheduled to hold a news conference for the school opening Monday, where he will make his first public remarks since leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers and joining the Lakers this offseason.