NBA star LeBron James sat down with “GMA” co-anchor Robin Roberts and discussed paying it forward by giving his time and resources back to his community of Akron, Ohio through his foundation to help the unfortunate youth and parents.
So how will he exactly pay it forward?
LeBron James is giving kids from Akron — ones with challenging backgrounds like his — the chance to go to college for free.
The NBA star has partnered with the University of Akron to provide a guaranteed four-year scholarship to the school for students in James’ “I Promise” program who qualify. The scholarship will cover tuition and the university’s general service fee — currently $9,500 per year. James told ESPN he plans to provide this for 1,100 kids, which would cost his foundation a total of $41.8 million at the school’s current rates.
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