Oprah Gives $500K to Lights On, Newark Now Wants to Expand the Program – TAPinto.net

Oprah Gives $500K to Lights On, Newark Now Wants to Expand the Program – TAPinto.net

Oprah surprises N.J. school with $500,000 giftNew Jersey principal Akbar Cook started the “Lights On” program at West Side High School in Newark to give students somewhere safe to hang out on Friday nights. The school remains open every Friday from 6 to 11 oclock, for kids to use the school gym, play games, and eat. In the summer its open three nights a week.

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Newark principal wants to use Oprahs $500,000 donation for “restorative” programs – CBS News

Newark principal wants to use Oprahs $500,000 donation for “restorative” programs – CBS News

Oprah surprises N.J. school with $500,000 giftNew Jersey principal Akbar Cook started the “Lights On” program at West Side High School in Newark to give students somewhere safe to hang out on Friday nights. The school remains open every Friday from 6 to 11 oclock, for kids to use the school gym, play games, and eat. In the summer its open three nights a week.

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