Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhane Wallis Surprise School Kids

The "Annie" co-stars pay an unexpected visit to a school bringing the arts back to the inner city.
2:40 | 09/12/14

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It's about the big remake of Annie, starring Jaime Foxx and quvenzhane. And they have teamed up to help kids make their dreams come true. Sara Haines has that story ? it's a hard knock life for us ? Reporter: Little orphan Annie, the tale that's delighted audiences for generations as a Broadway classic and on the big screen has now been introduced to a new generation. North Port elementary school in Minnesota is taking part in president Obama's turn around arts program that uses arts education as a tool to turn around America's struggling schools. For our kids, it's very important. The art builds critical thinking skills, empowers them. Helps them to believe in themselves. Reporter: The kids will perform the play at the end of the school year and are gathered together today for what thing is to learn more about the new Annie movie. Starring Jaime Foxx, and 11-year-old beast of the southern wild star quvenzhane Wallis who dazzles as Annie. But do we have a surprise for them. Look who came to join us today. ? Shake it out. Reporter: And after shaking off audition jitters, the kids had a chance to show the stars what they got. ? Oh ? Nice! Reporter: And wallaquvenzhane even got a new admirer. ? You're always a day away ? Reporter: How was it to walk in and see the kids? The front row was stunned, they couldn't clap or anything. They'll never forget that moment. And that is what it's all about. Reporter: How important was it to be associated with this program. It was really awesome for me. I hate school, they come to the school and they say I love school. Any time you have a program that goes into the inner cities, people with don't have a lot, it's fantastic. A kid being able to come to school and dance and sing and -- and meet quvenzhane and do those type was things all over this country, it's amazing, because, like I said, that could be something they could hold on to. ? Tomorrow tomorrow ? Reporter: It's safe to say these kids will be holding on to tomorrow forever.

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