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colorsLJFF circularLooking for a meaningful way to make a difference in our community?

Become an I PROMISE Mentor!

You can earn college credit while mentoring middle school students in Akron Public Schools. 

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In partnership with Akron Public Schools and the LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education, students can enroll in 5100:223 Urban Youth Mentorship for fall semester.  Through this unique partnership, LeBron's I PROMISE kids receive hands-on mentorship and encouragement from LJFFCOE.  In this course you will:

  • Engage in 30 hours mentoring a middle school student.
  • Receive mentorship training and support.
  • Build connections between research and practice to help students uphold their PROMISE to Mr. LeBron to graduate from school.
  • Attend LeBron James Family Foundation events to build relationships with students and their families.
  • Receive FBI and BCI background checks at no cost.

Register for Fall Semester!

5100:223 Urban Youth Mentorship 
3 credit hours


For more information, contact Dr. Susan N. Kushner Benson, snk@uakron.edu

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