LeBron James Gets Involved in New Partnership to Help Adults Get GEDs

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistSeptember 4, 2015

GRETNA, LA - FEBRUARY 15: LeBron James, Sprite and the LeBron James Family Foundation unveiled a legacy project, including a refurbished gymnasium, at the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Louisiana-Westbank Unit on Saturday, February 15, 2014 in Gretna, Louisiana. (Photo by Aaron Davidson/Getty Images for Sprite)
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Once again doing what he can to help out, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James is looking to support adults who want to get their degree.

Last month, James announced, via Scott Stump of Today, that the LeBron James Family Foundation would help qualifying students get a scholarship to the University of Akron. While sending kids to school is certainly important, the four-time NBA MVP realized that there are adults who could use some help as well.

Now he's doing something for them, too.

According to Joe Vardon of the Northeast Ohio Media Group, James' new partnership with Project Learn of Summit County will allow the parents of the children in the LeBron James Family Foundation's scholastic mentorship program to get their GEDs. The parents will not only receive financial support, but emotional support as well.

The latest program will work similarly to the one for the kids. Here are the details, per Vardon:

The new program for adults is called "I PROMISE, Too" and so far counts nine adults—who will be taught by instructors from Project Learn. Again, only parents or guardians of children in James' mentorship program are eligible.

In the new program, enrollees received an inspirational letter from the Cavaliers superstar basketball player, HP laptop computers that they can keep if they finish the classes, and free bus passes and parking to attend class.

Participants will also have covered the $6 cost to take the GED practice test and $120 cost for taking the entire, official GED exam. The foundation will also provide prizes for good attendance, work progress, and other achievements.

It's clear that the 30-year-old James wants to do what he can to help out as many people as possible in his hometown. The Akron native is letting people know that it's never too late to get an education.

With the help of the Cavaliers superstar, entire families are getting a chance to get degrees, both at the high school level and college level. The amount of impact that can have on a family—or in this case, a community—is tremendous.

Basketball has been very good to James. Putting his situation to good use, he continues to help make things better for his hometown, too.

[Northeast Ohio Media Group]