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Dr. Dre donates $10 Million to Compton Calif Highschool, Performing Arts Center Named In His Honor

Dr. Dre gives $10 million for performing arts center at Compton High.

Dr. Dre Blesses Compton High School With $10 Million, New Performing Arts Center

The Compton native donated $10 million in funding toward a new $200-million campus for Compton High School.

Los Angeles Times reports on Monday (May 9), the Hip-Hop mogul provided $10 million in funding toward a new $200-million campus for Compton High School.

Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, according to Los Angeles Times─the school’s new performing arts center wIll be named the “Andre ‘Dr. Dre’ Young Performing Arts Center”

The facility will include a 1,200-seat theater and will be a place for young people to be creative in a way that will help further their education and positively define their future.

"When I was approached about funding a performing arts center that would provide an arts and technological education to students and be accessible for the community at large, I was all in," Dr. Dre said at Saturday’s groundbreaking ceremony. "I wanted to give the young people of Compton something I never had."

The performing arts center will be the first new high school facility to be built in almost a decade in the greater Los Angeles area.

“I was an artistic kid in school with no outlet for it,” Dre said at the ceremony. “I knew I had something special to offer to the world, but with nothing to support my gift, schools left me feeling unseen.”

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