An intimate look inside the highs and lows of year one at LeBron James’ I PROMISE School, serving the most at-risk students and families in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. All episodes streaming now.Download NowDownload Now
LeBron James brings his vision to life with the opening of the I Promise school. For the students, a new school year brings about new hopes and dreams.
I Promise faculty share their community approach: making sure students learn, eat well, and helping parents get their GEDs.
Bonds are formed and trust established in the “I Promise” circle: a place where students can share and learn about their feelings.
Third-grader Dae’Shaunna and other students struggle to learn while coping with traumatic home lives.
For the faculty, the realities of dealing with students suffering from trauma hits hard.
The fall test is here. For the faculty, that means providing support to the anxious students.
The poor fall test results forces the I Promise teachers to change their approach to reading.
When fourth-grader Vincent becomes a bullying target, the other students come together to defend him.
As Nate and Scout make immense progress in school, the students embark on their first field trip.
As a reward for their hard work, the students are treated to a surprise guest: LeBron.
When at-home suspension presents more problems than solutions, the school devises an in-house alternative for misbehaving students.
To encourage students to take charge of their emotions, the school teaches them mood-regulating techniques.
Spring test day has arrived. And the students of I Promise are ready. But how will they fare this time?
As the students prepare to move up grade levels, hopes and fears intertwine.
It’s the last day of school. A time for laughs, tears, and goodbyes.