LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Veteran hip-hop artist and producer Dr. Dre has put his money where his mouth is when he committed $10 million toward building a performing arts center at the new high school being planned in his hometown of Compton.
Dre also said he'll play a key role in additional fundraising for the project at the new Compton High School, which will include a 1,200-seat theater, as well as multimedia production facilities, according to the Los Angeles Times.
“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 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,” Satra Zurita, president of Compton Unified’s governing board of trustees, told the Times.