1 season • Documentary, Uplifting

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.


  • Ep. 1 of 15

    I Promise

    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.

  • Ep. 2 of 15

    We Are Family

    I Promise faculty share their community approach: making sure students learn, eat well, and helping parents get their GEDs.

  • Ep. 3 of 15


    Bonds are formed and trust established in the “I Promise” circle: a place where students can share and learn about their feelings.

  • Ep. 4 of 15


    Third-grader Dae’Shaunna and other students struggle to learn while coping with traumatic home lives.

  • Ep. 5 of 15

    Honeymoon's Over

    For the faculty, the realities of dealing with students suffering from trauma hits hard.

  • Ep. 6 of 15

    It Starts With Us

    The fall test is here. For the faculty, that means providing support to the anxious students.

  • Ep. 7 of 15


    The poor fall test results forces the I Promise teachers to change their approach to reading.

  • Ep. 8 of 15

    Got Your Back

    When fourth-grader Vincent becomes a bullying target, the other students come together to defend him.

  • Ep. 9 of 15

    Stories Like These

    As Nate and Scout make immense progress in school, the students embark on their first field trip.

  • Ep. 10 of 15

    I'm Famous

    As a reward for their hard work, the students are treated to a surprise guest: LeBron.

  • Ep. 11 of 15

    Training Camp

    When at-home suspension presents more problems than solutions, the school devises an in-house alternative for misbehaving students.

  • Ep. 12 of 15

    Red Zone

    To encourage students to take charge of their emotions, the school teaches them mood-regulating techniques.

  • Ep. 13 of 15

    The Test

    Spring test day has arrived. And the students of I Promise are ready. But how will they fare this time?

  • Ep. 14 of 15

    Moving Up

    As the students prepare to move up grade levels, hopes and fears intertwine.

  • Ep. 15 of 15

    Last Day

    It’s the last day of school. A time for laughs, tears, and goodbyes.