NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey made a surprised visit to a New Jersey high school to say she's giving $500,000 to an initiative aimed at keeping kids off the streets from 6 p.m. to midnight.
Principal Akbar Cook's "Lights On" program opens West Side High School in Newark on Friday nights. WPVI-TV reports that kids can play basketball, shoot pool, play video games or even use a recording studio.
Winfrey's gift will help the program operate three nights a week over the summer. She told hundreds of cheering students Friday she was inspired by "all of the great things that are happening here."