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LeBron James Family Foundation And Box Tops For Education Launch Campaign To Advance Racial Equity In Education

Education has diligently played a fundamental part in LeBron James ‘ activism from his charitable donations to opening I PROMISE School — a public elementary school in his hometown of Akron, OH — in 2018. In the basketball star’s latest initiative, his LeBron James Family Foundation (LJFF) is joining forces with Box Tops for Education, along with Walmart , in an effort to join the movement and fight toward racial equity in education for K-8 schools in the United States, according to a press release. “For my Foundation and our work in education, we’ve made this a priority in everything we do because we know how important it is to helping students and families stay engaged,” said James in the press release. “We’re excited to help share what we’ve learned and tell this story alongside Box Tops for Education and Walmart.” As back-to-school campaigns are in full effect as students begin to make their return, “The Best Year Starts Here” digital series is LJFF, Box Tops, and Walmart’s...

Ngozi Nwanji

Aug 20, 2021

'Little Miss Flint' Mari Copeny Distributes 1,000 Backpacks To Students In Need

Flint, Michigan’s guardian angel Amariyanna “Mari” Copeny — also known as “Little Miss Flint” — provided 1,000 backpacks stocked with school supplies for the Flint community on Aug. 15. My event turned out perfectly despite so much going wrong leading up to the event. 1,000 backpacks 10,000 pencils 1200 packs of crayons 2000 notebooks Tons more supplies Filters Books Covid Shots Resources Inflatables Icecream and food truck — Mari Copeny (@LittleMissFlint) August 17, 2021 Flint, Michigan made national headlines in 2015 due to concerns from local residents regarding strange odors and prominent discoloration from the water supply causing hair loss, skin rashes, and legionnaires disease, Natural Resources Defense Council previously disclosed. To retain funds, the city made a collective decision to replace water provider Detroit Water and Sewerage. Upon waiting for Flint’s pipeline to connect to Karegnondi Water Authority, the government officially ruled to...

Samantha Dorisca

Aug 18, 2021