Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine Are Opening a Public High School in South Los Angeles Next Year

Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine are continuing their efforts to better future generations.

The music industry moguls revealed today that they will be opening a public high school in South Los Angeles next year, and will do whatever is necessary to make it a success.

Set to open in the fall of 2022, Iovine says the school will be a place for kids “who want to go out and start their own company or go work at a place like Marvel, or Apple or companies like that.”

Dre added that the goal is to open the door for the youth of L.A. who might not have had a similar opportunity otherwise.

“That guy that didn’t have an opportunity, that had to scratch and figure out things on his own,” he said. “That had the curiosity but didn’t have these type of opportunities, really smart kids — we want to touch and give them this open door and these opportunities to be able to show what they can do.”

Dr. Dre via Los Angeles Times

The school, temporarily known as Regional High School No. 1, will receive additional support from USC—which has been the home to the Iovine and Young Academy for Arts since 2013.

Read the full story via the L.A. Times here.