A day after the Cleveland stop of his Man of the Woods Tour, Justin Timberlake and wife Jessica Biel paid a surprise visit to LeBron James’ I Promise School on Wednesday.
Founded by the NBA star and the Akron Public School District in July, the I Promise School serves around 240 at-risk third- and fourth-graders, with plans for expansion through the first and eighth grades by 2022. The students receive free uniforms, meals, transportation, bicycles and food-pantry access for themselves and their families, as well as guaranteed tuition for all graduates attending the University of Akron. The goal of the I Promise School is to support underserved students and families in and out of the classroom.
The students showed Timberlake and Biel – who wore red-and-white clothing, coordinating with the students’ outfits — a dance performance.
— I PROMISE School (@IPROMISESchool) October 3, 2018
James later thanked Timberlake and Biel on Twitter, saying his kids were ecstatic.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 3, 2018
The Man of the Woods Tour wraps up January 2019.
The LA Lakers player has said that he considers opening the school one of the greatest moments of his life.
The jitters before the first day of school are real right now!!! Tomorrow is going to be one of the greatest moments (if not the greatest) of my life when we open the #IPROMISE School. This skinny kid from Akron who missed 83 days of school in the 4th grade had big dreams… https://t.co/PwmRaHRfng
— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 29, 2018