It’s clear Compton native, Andre Young, also known as Dr. Dre, never forgets where he came from.
The hip-hop mogul announced that he will be making a $10 million donation to Compton High School for a new performing arts complex Thursday, according to The Los Angeles Times.
“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.”
Dre will not only be providing the funds to get started on the high technology equipped 1,200 seat theatre, but he will continue to be involved to raise the remaining funds necessary to finish the job.
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.
The construction of the one-of-kind facility is expected to officially start in 2020, and will not only be available to students, but the whole Compton community.