LeBron James Surprises Students at His ‘I Promise’ School with Free College Tuition for 4 Years

By: Kyle Daniels

Last week, students of the I Promise School, founded by LeBron James got a life changing surprise by the NBA star.

Students in the 11th grade were invited to spend the day at Kent State University.

When they arrived in the auditorium, the teens were asked to look under their seats. Every student found an envelope under their chair with amazing news inside. 

The letter shared that I Promise partnered with Kent State to provide four years of college — tuition free! Students will also receive a full year of room and board for free.

The Lebron James Foundation posted a video via Twitter—showing the surprise and all of the students erupting with excitement of the news!

According to WBTV, “the I Promise inaugural class won’t have to use their free tuition at Kent State. They get to decide if they want free tuition there [Kent State] or University of Akron.”

“We have so many options,” James told reporters last Thursday. “And I just know that so many kids in my community just don’t have many options, so for me to be able to give these options and decide what they want to do with their future, it’s probably the best thing I’ve ever done.”

The I Promise school, in LeBron’s hometown of Akron, OH provides free tuition, busing, meals, uniforms, bikes and helmets and even benefits for parents, like GED and job placement services.

The LeBron James Family Foundation’s mission is to positively affect the lives of children and young adults through education and co-curricular educational initiatives.

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