This is good!
LeBron James’ new documentary about his “I Promise” school just launched on the new streaming service Quibi, Black Enterprise reports.
The I PROMISE series follows the students who attend James’ school and their life’s stories, along with the impact the school has had on their lives. Stories of triumph and defeat, including the impact of mass incarceration, violence and poverty are all profiled as they discuss how the I PROMISE School has impacted their reality.
“At the I PROMISE School, our goal is to let every single kid know they are special. That they can be whatever they want to be. And that starts with addressing everything they’re going through before they even step foot in a classroom,” James said.
The school has some of the highest academic numbers in the country and James is opening transitional housing to meet students’ needs outside of the classroom. James is using his star power to provide the youth with access and opportunities, partnering with various organizations and institutions to provide everything from free tuition to prom makeovers.
“Hope is a very powerful thing. No matter the situation, if a kid knows someone truly believes in them, that changes their outlook on everything. With our school, everything is built on giving kids the confidence that they can do anything. They know I believe in them, they know their teachers, the whole staff, and everyone we’ve put around them believes in them. It’s incredible what they can do when they feel that support,” James said.
The documentary really puts the emphasis on the students, and the teachers and staff members at I PROMISE. James serves as executive producer and said he’s proud to tell the story. “I think it’s important for us all to see and hear stories that can make each other better. That’s why I’m thankful that my SpringHill Entertainment was able to shine a light on these kids and these families, as well as so many other important things they’re doing,” said James.
I PROMISE is available now for download on the Quibi app. You can get 90 days free if you sign up before April 30th.
Let’s get ready to watch folks!
Photo Courtesy of LeBron James Family Foundation