Many of us know LeBron James for his sensational basketball career with the Lakers, but behind-the-scenes - he's a huge voice for underprivileged kids in the education system. So much so, that he has been involved in a number of schemes and programs, including launching his own school.

Now, the star has taken his generosity even further by offering free tuition to pupils at the school.

Keep scrolling for all the details, including the heartwarming clip of the students' reactions.

LeBron James is known for his iconic basketball career.

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The thirty-five-year-old is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all-time through his sensational career with the Lakers.

But basketball is far from his only passion.

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James is well immersed in the world of education and getting kids on the right track - using his influence for good.

And he's certainly not all talk...

The star has been involved with several programs and schemes, including funding the "Wheels for Education" program, which provides kids with school supplies, access to computers, and a bike as part of a system designed to keep kids motivated to complete their studies and reach their full potential grades-wise.

But, without a doubt, James launched his biggest project 2 years ago.

The NBA legend opened his own public school - The I Promise School.

James' I Promise School was originally designed to be an experiment.

The public school, supported by the LeBron James Family Foundation, opened its doors in 2018, after the star teamed up with Akron Public Schools to make the project a reality.

The school is specifically catered to underprivileged children.

Located in James' hometown Akron, Ohio, the school houses 240 at-risk third and fourth-grade students.

James' school provides free meals for the kids...

As well as services designed to help both children and parents who are struggling - including stress management and an on-site food bank.

On top of that, all pupils receive a free bike when they arrive at the school.

This is something extremely close to James' heart after he admitted that having a bike gave him the freedom to explore and escape some of the more dangerous parts of the neighbourhood while growing up.

At the time of the school's launch in 2018, James' spoke out about the motivation behind the life-changing project.

"We want to create an environment of family where you want to always be around your family," he said, per the BBC. "No matter the good and the bad, you always want to be around that support system."

His own childhood experiences sparked the idea.

"School didn't mean anything to me," he said. "There were just a lot of empty days, empty nights and just kind of a no-future thought process. "It was mentally challenging. No kid at eight, nine should have that stress... so I know exactly what a lot of these kids are going through."

The basketball sensation has poured his heart and soul into the school.

And hopes that his school will provide a second chance for kids who are struggling at home or falling behind in their education.

However, the I Promise school is different from other institutions ran by celebrities...

It's not a charter school run by a private operator but a public school operated by the district, with the school’s $2 million budget funded by the district.

Through this venture, the NBA star proved he's a role model both on and off the court.

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And he's truly gone above and beyond to be an inspirational figure in so many kids lives.

His generosity knows no bounds.

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And this week, nearly 200 students at the school had the suprise of their life when they found out they were getting free tuition. Keep scrolling to watch the heartwarming moment they found out.

This is a huge move...

Tuition for in-state students is around $11K a year.

The junior class from James' school were told they were going on a college visit to Kent State University in Northeast Ohio.

But when they arrived on the campus, they were in for something even better... Keep scrolling for the clip.

School officials revealed that all 193 kids would have all 4 years of their schooling paid for...

And that's not all... The pupils were also told they would receive 1 free year of room and board.

Safe to say, reactions were strong...

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As you'd expect, the kids well and truly freaked out after the announcement. After all, this is a big deal - the cost of educating 193 students for 4 years totals up to over $8 million.

This is not just a handout, however...

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In order to reap the benefits, students must maintain a good reputation with the school by attending class, getting good grades, and volunteering in the community.

Watch the emotional clip below:

What a truly incredible gesture. James recently lost one of his closest friends, Kobe Bryant, in a tragic helicopter crash. Keep scrolling to read his heart-wrenching tribute.