CBSN

Documentary to feature Ohio school backed by LeBron James

AKRON, Ohio — An Ohio school backed by NBA star LeBron James will be the subject of a feature-length documentary. Akron Public Schools has approved a deal with a New York City production company to document the first year of the I Promise School, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

In July, the school opened in James' hometown and is a partnership between the school district and the LeBron James Family Foundation.

The district approved the agreement this week with Blowback Productions for a documentary that will focus on the successes, struggles and endeavors of students at the school.

I Promise is designed to help at-risk children with a curriculum focused on science, technology, engineering and math. James said over the summer that the school's opening was one of the greatest moments of his life

James, who was formerly with the Cleveland Cavaliers, now plays for the Los Angeles Lakers.