Oprah gives $500,000 to high school after-school program

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

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.

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."

Cook garnered headlines last fall for installing washing machines so students who couldn't afford to wash their clothes wouldn't miss school because they were being bullied for wearing dirty clothes.

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