Kaulig Companies Announces Partnership with the Lebron James Family Foundation
Hudson, Ohio: Kaulig Companies Limited, the single member family office for Mr. Matt Kaulig, and the LeBron James Family Foundation (LJFF) today announced a new partnership that will bring additional resources and learning experiences to the Foundation’s I PROMISE students and its upcoming I Promise School (IPS). As part of this partnership, Kaulig Companies Limited has committed to sponsoring the development of the I Promise School’s exclusive media lab that will double as an experiential learning center. Designed by local NBC affiliate and LJFF’s official broadcast partner, WKYC-TV, the state-of-the-art media lab will mirror a standard television studio with live broadcasting capabilities and will be equipped with the latest technology that will be readily accessible to the students.
“With the I Promise School’s hands-on and STEM-focused approach to learning, this media lab is an incredible tool that will continue to engage and empower our students in a whole new way,” said Michele Campbell, executive director of the LeBron James Family Foundation. “With the help of Kaulig Companies Limited and WKYC, our students will get regular exposure to the latest technology, TV production, video editing, and other technical skills they can use outside of the classroom. We want their school days at the I Promise School to be filled with not only the best curriculum possible but also interesting and valuable learning experiences like this that prepare them for their future aspirations.”
Opening in July with its inaugural class of 3rd and 4th graders, IPS, the brand new Akron Public School tailored to some of Akron’s most challenged students, will take an innovative, STEM-focused, and experiential learning-based approach to urban public education infused with LJFF’s “We Are Family” philosophy.
“We believe that every child deserves access to a quality education with an environment where they can grow and thrive. The addition of the Kaulig Companies Media Lab will ignite their imagination and provide a creative outlet to open a child’s mind to new skills, new ideas, and new worlds! Every child will have access to professional equipment and real-world experiences,” said Matt Kaulig, Chairman Kaulig Companies Limited. “The I Promise School is about so much more than providing a quality education to Akron’s most at-risk students, it is about creating futures filled with possibilities and ending the cycle of poverty in our community. Kaulig Companies Limited is proud to stand with The LeBron Family Foundation and together we will transform Akron and make it a community that celebrates education and opportunity for all.”
About Kaulig Companies Limited
Kaulig Companies Limited, is the single-member family office for Mr. Matt Kaulig and his immediate family. The Firm operates brands across a diverse spectrum of businesses including sports, media, technology and financial services. Philanthropy, with a focus on children and community, is also a cornerstone of the Firm. Through the Kaulig Foundation, a donor-advised fund, Mr. Kaulig believes that giving financially is important but being involved from a “hands-on” perspective is paramount. Several brands managed by the family office include but are not limited to: Kaulig Capital, Kaulig Racing, Kaulig Media & LeafFilter. www.kauligcompanies.com
About the LeBron James Family Foundation
Recognizing the life-changing importance of education, The LeBron James Family Foundation invests its time, resources and attention in the kids of James’ hometown in Akron, Ohio. Through its I PROMISE program, the foundation serves more than 1,300 Akron-area students by providing them with the programs, support and mentors they need for success in school and beyond. In 2015, James partnered with The University of Akron to guarantee four-year college scholarships to all eligible students who graduate from high school and complete the criteria in the classroom and in the community. In 2018, all of the Foundation’s interventions and research-based incentives – along with its “We Are Family” philosophy – will be implemented into a brand new Akron Public School, the I PROMISE School, dedicated to giving Akron’s most challenged students and their families the resources and wraparound supports needed on the path to a better future.