Reese Witherspoon visited at a New Orleans school for at-risk kids for the upcoming Idol Gives Back special.
Airing April 9th, the show features Reese, 32, at a Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School where troubled children learn to become community leaders.
Back in 2006, Reese (a CDF board member) helped open the city’s first Freedom School.
“Once you have children in your life, you can no longer close your eyes to people… who are in a similar situation,” Reese told ABC News at the time.
Brad Pitt, Miley Cyrus, Robin Williams and Mariah Carey will also take part in the Idol Gives Back show.
Last year’s special raised more than $75 million to help fight poverty.