Dr. Dre is giving back to Compton High School. The legendary producer is said to have donated $10M. As a thank you gift, the school is naming its new performing arts center the “Andre ‘Dr. Dre’ Young Performing Arts Center.”
At the school’s ceremony, he said:
“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.”
In his younger years, Dre attended Centennial High and Fremont High. But, as time passed, he dropped out. The beatmaker reflected on the “what ifs” during his speech, saying:
“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.”
The campus will open sometime in 2025. It’ll have a building that can hold up to 1,800 students, a new gym, an aquatics center, a football stadium, and a track field.