The girls form a new family at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy.

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The art is breathtaking and the dorms are luxurious, but the most important detail Oprah saw to in the building of her dream school was the formation of a family. "I always dreamed of having a family and [at] this academy, I'll have friends that care for me and that love me," Eunice says.

"I've spent most of my life being hurt and being abandoned," Buhle says. "Being here makes me feel very much loved."

And Oprah's found that the love she put into all the details of the academy has returned to her tenfold. "I really felt like I was giving this school to you all, but what you have given me is so much more."
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