Whether she is making us laugh with her hilarious tendency to scare her celebrity guests, or making us cry by inviting the most inspirational guests onto her show, Ellen always brings positivity to our day! In the video below, Ellen does it again with Coach Lenair (AKA Dinero) from Brooklyn, New York.
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Lenair thought he was just at the Ellen show to watch from the audience, so he was stunned when Ellen revealed she knew all about him, and she wanted to invite him on stage! Ellen reveals the surprise via Jeanie, her receptionist. Jeanie is in Brooklyn and explains she’s there to check out Drillmasters, the after-school program Lenair started!
Ellen asks Lenair what prompted him to start this program. Lenair explains that he was adopted at age 3 and was bullied, made to feel like he’d been abandoned.
“I wanted to make sure that no kid ever feels abandoned or feel like they don’t have a family or a place to go,” Lenair tells Ellen through tears. “We make sure that everybody succeeds, everybody goes to school for free, and they are outstanding, upstanding pillars of the community.”
Lenair is so devoted to his students, he often pays out of pockets for the Drillmaster’s needs… he even postponed his wedding to care for his students! And it’s paying off. The program is so successful, 90-95% of his students graduate and go to college for free.
Ellen is so impressed with Lenair, she gives him the opportunity to win money for Drillmasters along with a former student.
Check out the full scoop below… It’s just one surprise after another!
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