Dr. Dre will be giving back to his old neighborhood in a major way! According to the LA Times, the mogul has announced he will donate $10 million to help build a performing arts complex at the new Compton High School, the Compton Unified School District.
“My goal is to provide kids with the kind of tools and learning they deserve,” Dre said in a statement to The 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.”
The complex will provide students with state-of-the-art equipment and technology, including digital media production facilities and a 1,200-seat theater.
The performing arts center will also be a resource for the Compton community at large. Dre will involved in raising the remaining funds needed to complete the center, which is expected to break ground by 2020.
“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.