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EDUCATION – Ellen Meets Extraordinary New Jersey Principal Akbar Cook

Ellen sat down with Akbar Cook, Principal of West Side High School in Newark, New Jersey. Cook noticed at-risk students being bullied for dirty clothes, so he worked hard to install washing machines and dryers so the kids could do laundry. After hearing his story, Ellen teamed up with her friends at Cheerios to help Principal Cook continue to do good and support his “babies” at school. Learn more at EllenTube.com/cheerios

Lights On After School Program

In the video above, there some discussion about the Lights On program. Below is the video that describes the program.

Friends of West Side

If you’d like to support the inspiring work being done at West Side High School, you can partner with Friends of West Side.

By Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson is a freelance writer and tech consultant in Iowa City. He is also the founder and Director of the ResourcesForLife.com website. Learn more at AboutGregJohnson.com

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