Dr. Dre

Dr. Dre is no doubt inspiring the Compton youth to get involved in the performing arts -- the mogul is putting ten-million dollars towards Compton High School's new performance art center. 

In a statement to the LA Times, the Compton native said that he hopes the performing arts center will give students all that they need to learn. He said, "My goal is to provide kids with the kind of tools and learning they deserve. 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 center will have state-of-the-art equipment, a digital media production facility and a 12-hundred seat theater, and is expected to break ground in 2020.  

According to the LA Times, Compton Unified Superintendent Darin Brawley is thankful for Dre's generous contribution, and said, "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."

President of Compton Unified’s governing board of trustees, Satra Zurita, also said in a statement, "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."

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