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Photos: A look inside LeBron's I PROMISE School in Akron

Posted: 9:16 AM, Jul 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-30 14:53:48Z
Photos: Inside LeBron's I PROMISE School
Photos: Inside LeBron's I PROMISE School
Photos: Inside LeBron's I PROMISE School
Photos: Inside LeBron's I PROMISE School
Photos: Inside LeBron's I PROMISE School

LeBron James is opening his I PROMISE School in Akron on Monday to students— a moment he calls "one of the greatest moments of his life."

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Students and parents started arriving ahead of a 9 a.m. start time.

Inside the school, motivating messages cover the walls. Backpacks and supplies were set out on classroom tables ahead of students' arrival.

A collection of LeBron James' game-worn shoes hang on the walls in the foyer at the I Promise School in Akron on Sunday, July 29, 2018. (Jeff Lange/ABJ/Ohio.com correspondent)

The school will open its door to 240 third and fourth-graders. The school is a partnership between the LeBron James Family Foundation and Akron Public Schools. It is the culmination of LeBron's I PROMISE Program, which encourages kids to finish school.

The 400 Market supplies food for families at the I Promise School in Akron on Sunday, July 29, 2018. (Jeff Lange/ABJ/Ohio.com correspondent)

By 2022, the building will house nearly 1,000 students from first through eighth grades.

Third-graders are reciting the I PROMISE mission for the first time in their new school.