Michelle Obama, LeBron James team up for education

Published: Oct. 21, 2015 at 9:34 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 22, 2015 at 3:27 AM EDT
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The First Lady and the world's best basketball player inspired young students Wednesday at the University of Akron.

Michelle Obama and the LeBron James Family Foundation hosted an event, stressing secondary education.

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - The visit is part of Mrs. Obama's Reach Higher initiative, which aims to encourage every student in America to take charge of their future by completing their education past high school, whether at a professional training program, a community college, or a four-year college or university.


LeBron, showing his excitement, tweeted about the event Tuesday night:

In August James, along with the University of Akron, announced that students involved in his foundation's "I Promise" program and meet certain qualifications, will receive full four-year scholarships to the university.

Every time James meets with his Wheels for Education and Akron I Promise Network students, they recite a promise to remind them of the commitments they've made as part of the program.

Wednesday, he and the First Lady recited it together and encouraged other students to make these same promises.

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