A Closer Look at I Promise School Principal

A Closer Look at I Promise School Principal
Posted on 03/06/2018
Image of LeBron James Famiily Foundation Logo(courtesy Jennifer Conn and Cleveland.com)

All the pieces are coming together well for Akron's new I PROMISE School, which is set to open in late July.

Image of Brandi Davis PosterCreated through a partnership between Akron Public Schools and the LeBron James Family Foundation, the school will serve children in the I PROMISE Network. The school will be housed at 400 W. Market St., just around the corner from the site Akron Public Schools administrative offices will soon occupy.

The Akron School Board recently named the new school's principal, Brandi Davis, who is not only a veteran of the Akron school district, she has served on the board of the LeBron James Family Foundation since its onset.

Davis says she is excited and humbled.

"The I PROMISE School is a school that has not been heard of or thought of before, so to be at the front of such a game-changing, out-of-the-box type school is truly an amazing experience," she said. "I cannot wait to continue to build upon what's begun and just see this tremendous effort come to fruition."

Students in the I PROMISE Network have been identified as academically at-risk. The foundation already sponsors mentoring programs, after-school help, Hometown Halls for parents and caregivers, and a full week of activities each August that culminates in a We Are Family Reunion at Cedar Point. Students who stick with the foundation's program are promised a full scholarship to the University of Akron on graduation. Read more >>.
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