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NEWARK, N.J. – Oprah Winfrey announced she’s giving $500,000 to an initiative at a New Jersey high school that’s aimed at keeping kids off the streets.
Principal Akbar Cook’s “Lights On” program keeps West Side High School in Newark open on Friday nights from 6 p.m. to midnight. WPVI-TV reports kids can play basketball, shoot pool, play video games or even use a recording studio.
The article goes on to state the following:
Winfrey’s gift will help the program operate three nights a week over the summer. She told hundreds of cheering students Friday during a surprise visit that she was inspired by “all of the great things that are happening here.”
“That’s a half a million dollars to encourage you to keep doing what you’re doing.”
— CNN (@CNN) May 19, 2019
SantaBarbarian @Oprah makes big donation to a New Jersey high school – supporting and after school program that is making a big difference in the lives of students. https://t.co/KrKkT8wOG8 #santabarbarian #charity
— SantaBarbarians.com (@santabarbarians) May 19, 2019
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