Dr. Dre is making major moves to give back to his hometown, announcing that he will be donating $10 million for a performing arts complex at Compton High School.
“My goal is to provide kids with the kind of tools and learning they deserve,” Dre told The Los Angeles Times. “The performing arts center will be a place for young people to be creative in a way that will help further their education and positively define their future.”
Via Los Angeles Times:
“The support that Dre has shown to Compton over the years is unwavering and we are so excited that we will now be home to one of the greatest performing arts centers in the country,” said Satra Zurita, president of Compton Unified’s governing board of trustees.
Micah Ali, vice chairman of the district’s board of education, said the new high school will be the most modern public school complex ever built.
“We are looking forward to blending both [Dre’s] vision and that of the district to provide opportunities for individuals to both explore and apply their creativity in the arts,” said Darin Brawley, Compton Unified superintendent.