Find Station

How Lebron James Just Made 197 Kids Dreams Come True

LeBron James’ heart on the basketball court is well documented. He’s an NBA champion and a lock for the Hall Of Fame one day, but his heart off the court is far bigger.

He opened a school for underprivileged kids in Akron, Ohio (where he’s from) a few years ago to help them get a head start and promised to pay for their college tuition. Well, he’s just put his money where his mouth is.

197 juniors, who will be his I Promise School’s first graduating class, made a trip to Kent State for what they thought would be a routine college tour. Instead they found out they all had 4 years of guaranteed college admission, plus a year of free room and board, over $8 million in financial aid.

For LeBron doing it feels even better than a championship, he says:

"For me to be able to be in a position to give these kids options to decide what they want to do with their future it's probably the best thing I've ever done."

Check out the video of the moment the kids found out about the tuition below:

Photo: Getty Images

Photo: Getty Images