Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Trailer For 2-Hour OWN Doc '1st Graduating Class: Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy For Girls'

by Tambay A. Obenson
October 11, 2012 12:24 PM
1 Comment
  • |

The two-hour OWN special, The First Graduating Class: Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, chronicles the ups and downs of fulfilling Oprah Winfrey's vision to provide girls in South Africa with a "world-class" education. 

In an unprecedented look at life at Oprah's Academy, the show introduces viewers to the young women of the school's first graduating class, following every step of their journey as they tackle the challenges of their senior year and apply for college.

The two-hour special premieres Sunday, October 14, 10/9c on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

"This journey began as a dream to build a school for girls in South Africa," said Oprah Winfrey. "I have an especially close connection to this first graduating class. I hand-picked each of them. I can see who theyare, where they came from and the potential of who they can be. To create a school that is able to change the trajectory of these students' lives has been one of the greatest gifts of my life."

72 young women made history in 2012 when they became the first to graduate from The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls. From their arrival at the school to their first visit to the United States to tour colleges, the special provides personal accounts of the school's first students, who at age twelve or thirteen left their homes and families behind to pursue an opportunity to follow their dreams.

In fulfillment of Oprah's pledge, The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls opened its doors in Meyerton, South Africa in January 2007 and celebrated its first commencement in January 2012.

The First Graduating Class: Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls is produced by Harpo Studios.

Watch a preview below:

  • |

More: TV News, Television

Free Indie Movies and Documentaries    

1 Comment

  • Ash | October 14, 2012 11:27 AMReply

    I'm interested in seeing this. I'm wondering though, did we ever figure out why Oprah had to go to South Africa to build this school? I mean it's her money and she can do whatever she wants, I'm just wondering if she ever said what her motivation was to start a school in South Africa.

Follow Shadow and Act

Email Updates

Most "Liked"

  • Denzel Washington, Antoine Fuqua Take ...
  • Watch 'Inside Africa's' Trip to Kenya ...
  • Emmy Trophies Will Be Handed Out Tonight. ...
  • 'Short Term 12' Star Keith Stanfield ...
  • Caribbean Film VOD Platform STUDIO ANANSI ...
  • Donald Glover is Spider-Man (aka Miles ...
  • Muted, Black & White First Trailer for ...
  • Exclusive - Watch 1st Trailer for Nefertite ...
  • Trailer: 'Tales of the Grim Sleeper' ...
  • Tony Todd is Admiral Ramirez in Indie-Financed ...