Dr. Dre Donates $10 Million To Compton High School’s New Performing Arts Center: This City Is Special And The Young People Living In It Are Special
Dr. Dre is giving back to his hometown community in a major way!
The 57-year-old rapper/entrepreneur donated $10 million toward a new $200-million campus for Compton High School. The school groundbreaking ceremony took place on Saturday (May 7) in which Dr. Dre was in attendance. According to reports, the facility will be named the “Andre ‘Dr. Dre’ Young Performing Arts Center.” At the ceremony, Dr. Dre had this to say:
“I was an artistic kid in school with no outlet for it. I knew I had something special to offer to the world, but with nothing to support my gift, schools left me feeling unseen…This city is special, and [the] young people living in it are special.”
“I’ve always wondered how much further ahead I might have been had the resources I needed in school were available. If I had learned more about the business industry, I would have saved myself [an] extreme amount of time, money and most importantly, [made] a lot of friendships.”
Superintendent Darin Brawley had this to say about Dr. Dre’s contribution,
“I am grateful to Mr. Young, not only for making such [a] contribution to our District and its students, but also for seeing our students as valuable… as having potential and deserving of opportunity.”
Reportedly, funding for the high school was also made possible through the district’s bond measure passed by voters back in 2015.
The new campus for Compton High School will reportedly serve up to 1,800 students and will house a new academic building, gym, aquatics center, football stadium, and track.
The new campus is set to open in early 2025.
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