Back in his hometown of Akron Ohio, LeBron James discussed many topics, including the progress of his school, his role as a father, and even his favorite Swenson’s order. Joining him were Kaulig Companies Executive Chairman, Matt Kaulig, and fifth grader Erialle Turner.
As part of this special project, Kaulig Companies partnered with the I Promise School to develop an exclusive media lab that will double as an experiential learning center. The space was designed by local NBC affiliate, WKYC-TV, who is also the official broadcast sponsor of the LeBron James Family Foundation. The state-of-the-art media lab mirrors a standard television studio with live broadcasting capabilities and is equipped with the latest technology readily accessible to the I Promise School students.
“With the help of Kaulig Companies Limited and WKYC, our students will get regular exposure to the latest technology, TV production, video editing, and other technical skills they can use outside of the classroom.”Michele Campbell, executive director of the LeBron James Family Foundation
The goal is to invest in the lives, skills, and future goals of young students. With a space like the Kaulig Companies Media Lab, students will be exposed to learning experiences that will set them up for success as well as instill confidence and self-esteem.
Matt Kaulig believes that every child deserves access to a quality education with an environment where they can grow and thrive. The addition of this Media Lab will ignite students imagination and provide a creative outlet to open a child’s mind to new skills, new ideas and new worlds! Every child will have access to professional equipment and real-world experiences. The I Promise School is about so much more than providing a quality education to Akron’s most at-risk students, it is about creating futures filled with possibilities and ending the cycle of poverty in our community. Kaulig Companies Limited is proud to stand with The LeBron Family Foundation and together we will transform Akron and make it a community that celebrates education and opportunity for all.