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LeBron James Surprised Students with Free College Tuition

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The LeBron James Family Foundation announced Wednesday that it will provide four years of free tuition for eligible students in the school’s first graduating class in partnership with Kent State University.

Students from LeBron James’ I Promise School in Ohio received the surprise of a lifetime that will make the next move in their education a slam dunk.

LeBron James Opens School For At-Risk Kids

The group of high school juniors from the NBA superstar’s public school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, visited Kent State University where university officials spoke to the room of eager students.

“You are Mr. LeBron James’ first class, his first love, it all started because of you,” Melody Tankersley, interim senior vice president and provost at KSU, said.

Todd Diacon, KSU president, helped to reveal the big surprise, asking the students to retrieve an envelope that was under their chairs.

James first opened the public school in 2018 through the LeBron James Family Foundation to help at-risk youth.