Foundation Hosts First Hometown Hall Meeting

Team LeBron | 10/28/2014


Hometown Hall Meeting!

Thanks to recommendations from the LeBron Advisory Board (LAB) Elementary and LAB Secondary, parent involvement is a pillar of the Wheels for Ed (WFE) and Akron I PROMISE Network (AIPN) programs.

Thursday, October 23, kicked off the Foundation’s brand new initiative, Hometown Hall meetings. These meetings were created to give parents an open forum to communicate with the Foundation and to showcase students who have been keeping their PROMISES.

Each Akron Public Schools cluster will have its own Hometown Hall meeting. At the meeting, families will be served a delicious meal provided by Old Carolina Barbecue, followed by a question and answer session with the Foundation.

At the conclusion of the question and answer session, the Foundation selects its “Earned Not Given” award winners. Each month, AIPN students who meet the district’s standard for attendance are entered into the Foundation’s monthly drawing, with additional entries given for participation in Foundation events such as the community service day at The University of Akron. Each month presents a new opportunity for our AIPN student to earn a LeBron themed reward.

This month’s  “Earned Not Given” award winners earned LeBron practice shoes, McDonald’s Arch Cards, Baker Blvd. gift certificate, limited edition I PROMISE band pack, and Beats By Dre headphones.

The October 23 meeting took place at Buchtel CLC and all WFE and AIPN students and their families in the Buchtel cluster were invited. “We want to know how we can ‘be best’ and make the best program for your kids,” said Michele Campbell, Executive Director of the LeBron James Family Foundation, as she opened the question and answer portion of the night.

Our Wheels for Ed and Akron I PROMISE Network students were the stars in a question and answer session that was facilitated by LeBron Advisory Board Elementary member and Schumacher CLC Principal Brandi Davis.

“Being a leader means being respectful to others,” said Akron I PROMISE Network student, Jamil Wright, when asked what being a leader to LeBron’s Wheels for Ed students means. Jamil, who wants to be a doctor when he grows up, was an Earned Not Given award winner.

The next Hometown Hall meeting will be held for our East Cluster WFE and AIPN students on November 19. Invitations will be sent home with your WFE or AIPN student.