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‘I Want To Ensure Communities Like The One I Come From Are Not Left Behind’: LeBron James Partners With Crypto.com To Teach Akron Kids About Blockchain

NBA superstar LeBron James, through the LeBron James Family Foundation, has partnered with Crypto.com to support educational and workforce development opportunities focused on Web3.

With a focus on educational empowerment, this new partnership will give students and families connected to the I PROMISE program access to the tools and educational resources needed to participate and succeed in building Web3, the future of the internet.

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“Blockchain technology is revolutionizing our economy, sports and entertainment, the art world, and how we engage with one another. I want to ensure that communities like the one I come from are not left behind,” James told The Beacon Journal. “Crypto.com and I are aligned on the need to educate and support my community with the information and tools they need for inclusion. I’m looking forward to working with them to bring these opportunities to my community.”

You can be critical of James in a lot of areas, but his work in the Akron community and desire to uplift poor Black and Brown children is unassailable

Access and opportunity are among the biggest challenges in poor minority communities. James’ investment in infrastructure, like the I PROMISE School, allows young students the same access and opportunity that their wealthier, often white, peers have.

The future is digital and with the emergence of NFTs and cryptocurrency there are jobs that will exist in 10-15 years that we can’t even conceive of right now. The fact that these kids are learning this new technology in real time is huge.

“It’s been amazing to see how many doors we’ve been able to open for my I Promise students and their families through the work we do with our partners and what we’re building with House Three Thirty,” James continued. “It’s important to me that we keep opening those doors – especially when it comes to Web3 and our digital future. I’m still learning as everything keeps evolving, and now with Crypto.com, I want to make sure my kids and families are part of that as well.”

Read full story at The Shadow League here.

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