NBA star LeBron James and the LeBron James Family Foundation (LJFF) teamed up with Crypto.com to promote educational and professional development opportunities centered on Web3. Crypto.com announced through their tweet:
Constructing on a solid platform of educational empowerment, the collaboration will enable students and families linked to the I PROMISE program access to the tools and educational services required to engage and succeed in building Web3, the future of the internet.
This initiative will help Akron kids around 1600 in number to learn about crypto, how it works, the technology that drives it, and all the ways it will impact their lives and potential career paths in the future.
James told the Beacon Journal: “It’s been amazing to see how many doors we’ve been able to open for my I Promise students and their families through the work we do with our partners and what we’re building with House Three Thirty,”. “It’s important to me that we keep opening those doors – especially when it comes to Web3 and our digital future.
“I’m still learning as everything keeps evolving, and now with Crypto.com, I want to make sure my kids and families are part of that as well.”
All about Lebron’s I Promise foundation
LJFF helps more than 1,500 kids and their whole families by giving them the essential resources, wraparound supports, and family programs they need for success in school and beyond. In 2018, the foundation worked with Akron Public Schools to embed all of its family-first programs and academic interventions into the pioneering I PROMISE School, producing a new paradigm for urban public education.
The foundation has layered in additional services, including higher education and family assistance at the I PROMISE Institute, temporary housing at the I PROMISE Village, longer-term housing at the future I PROMISE Housing, and various hands-on supports in between. These life-changing materials, paired with the foundation “We Are Family” attitude, redefine what a family and community look like.
Good initiative to teach them young
Primary education and awareness about cryptocurrency are mandatory. With the growing demand and acceptance of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, those who stay unaware stay left out of the crowd. This initiative is a significant step that should urge other institutions, foundations, and schools to make crypto a compulsory subject.