- Have you ever created something you were really proud of? What was it? (Answers might include: Science project at school; wrote a song and sang it at church; my brother and I created our own fort in the backyard, etc.)
- What things did you do to show everyone your project was special to you? (Answers will vary, but might include: I took pictures of it and posted them on social media and texted them to all of my family and friends; I entered a competition to show others my project could compete with theirs; I invited everyone I know to come see it, etc.)
Whenever we design something that is important to us, we tend to take our time and make sure every detail is just right. We put our heart and soul into it, doing whatever is needed to make it just the way we want. These types of projects are special to us because they’re our own creation.
NBA superstar, LeBron James, created a project called the I Promise School. The school, located in LeBron’s hometown of Akron, Ohio, is an amazing place that helps students in need. Ten years after the program started, the first class of students are graduating high school.
Play this video for your pre-teens [3:11].
The Road to Graduation: ‘I Promise’ students overcome early challenges to create lasting success
The I Promise School provides free breakfast, lunch, and snacks, a new bike to every student, and free college tuition to the University of Akron for every child who attends the school and graduates from high school.
- What do you think of the I Promise School? (Answers will vary.)
- What special detail stood out to you the most about LeBron’s school? (Answers might include: Free college tuition; free bike; help for the parents, etc.)
The I Promise School was created with love. Not one detail was overlooked. LeBron helped to make sure every need has been taken care of for the students as well as their families. This type of public school is a first of its kind and the students who attend will be provided for in every way imaginable.
Have you ever considered that you are God’s special creation? He created you with immense love! God took the time to craft each and every detail of you. If we put a lot of time and effort into our special projects, how much more effort did the Creator of the world use when He crafted us? Today, we’re going to find out.