Vogue sat down with one of the NBA’s hottest couples, Lebron James and his wife Savannah. This edition of Vogue was different than the others because it celebrates their 125th anniversary of being a prominent fashion and lifestyle publication.
The article discusses The James’ efforts to improve their hometown of Akron, Ohio. The parents of three (one daughter and two sons) have spearheaded several initiatives in Akron.
Savannah has done a lot of work with young women who are looking to better their future. This past Spring, she unveiled a new program called Women of Our Future in which she will work with high school students at her alma mater to guide and council them into becoming strong, confident, able women with goals and plans for the future.
In 2004, Lebron started the Lebron James Family Foundation in an effort to alter the high school dropout rate of 24%. Lebron continues to work diligently though the foundation to get more kids walking across the graduation stage and less leaving school early because of environmental, emotional, financial, or other types of personal issues.
Another charity that is dear to Savannah’s heart is I PROMise which she started in 2012. The intiative provides prom dresses to young women who can not afford to purchase one of their own. Savannah comments on the importance of the program saying, “I can remember being in high school and talking with some girls about prom,” she says. “And then you have a friend who says, ‘I can’t go to prom’ for whatever reason. . . .’ It’s a program that sounds like small change but is the opposite.” Prom is a memorable moment in the lives of young women and the experience often resonates with them into adulthood. Savannah wants to make it an amazing experience for as many girls as possible.
Lebron and Savannah have put so much of their time and energy into bettering the lives of their hometown community and the people around them. They took ordinary charities and turned them up a notch, striving for a higher level of excellence and the ability to help as many people as they could. We all know beauty sometimes only runs skin deep, but they are just as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside.
To hear more about Lebron and Savannah’s marriage and how they’re bettering their community check out the article on Vogue’s website or pick up a copy on newsstands.