LeBron James has announced a new partnership with Crypto.com, via a program that will enable students to learn about cryptocurrency.
Academically at-risk Students enrolled in the I Promise Program, are encouraged to stay in education all the way to degree level. The goal of the program is to raise graduation rates in Akron Public Schools through early intervention in students’ academic careers.
The LeBron James Family Foundation established the I Promise Program in 2015, and is led by Michele Campbell, the foundation’s director. Campbell noted in a statement in the Akron Beacon Journal, that the aim of the program is to allow each child to find their own path.
"We can always do better. But I feel like we put a targeted effort into allowing these students to dream. They don't just have to dream in this box. Wherever that dream takes them is where we want them to go."
Crypto.com’s involvement with the program will enable students to not only learn how cryptocurrency works, but will provide them with the opportunity to explore potential career paths in Web3. This will be facilitated through virtual and in-person teaching from experts provided by Crypto.com.
The Beacon Journal reported James’ comments on the partnership:
“It’s been amazing to see how many doors we’ve been able to open for my I Promise students and their families through the work we do with our partners and what we’re building with House Three Thirty. IIt’s important to me that we keep opening those doors – especially when it comes to Web3 and our digital future"
"I’m still learning as everything keeps evolving, and now with Crypto.com, I want to make sure my kids and families are part of that as well.”
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