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When Denzel came on The Oprah Show almost 10 years ago, Oprah says he inspired her to get involved with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

After five years of planning and building, Oprah opened a Boys & Girls Club in her hometown, Kosciusko, Mississippi. The club is right down the road from where Oprah used to live as a child.

Watch Oprah's tour of the Kosciusko Boys & Girls Club.

"As a little girl growing up here in this town, I started dreaming about my own possibilities," she says. "So I wanted to build a place here where other children could start creating their own dreams."

With a library stocked with books, a cutting-edge recreation center and a gorgeous kitchen, Oprah hopes her club will help other Mississippi children make their dreams a reality.
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Published on October 31, 2006

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