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Students from LeBron James' school surprised with free college tuition for 4 years

February 13, 2020 - 9:18 am
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(AKRON, Ohio) -- 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.

The Lakers star retweeted multiple videos from the I Promise School and his foundation to help share the good news.

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

 Inside every envelope was a card from the school that read, "Kent State guarantees your tuition free for four years! You will also receive free room and meal plan for your first year."

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

"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.

 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.

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.

The Lakers star retweeted multiple videos from the I Promise School and his foundation to help share the good news.

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

Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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