Continuing their support of music education, Dr. Dre and founder of Interscope Records, Jimmy Iovine have teamed up with Atlanta Public Schools to bring The Iovine and Young Center to Frederick Douglass High School.
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“We believe we’re going to give these kids an advantage, a different type of education," Iovine said during a press conference last week. "Because the modern job needs these kids. That’s why.”
Dr. Dre was not in attendance but Iovine was joined by Atlanta producer Dallas Austin. While the rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum won't be available until next school year, plenty of students have shared their excitement.
Caleb Mitchell, a sophomore at the high school said “I think it will help bring out [the] potential of students and help them engage more... I think this will provide more opportunities for us."
Just last year, the pair opened up a magnet high school in Los Angeles hoping to reinvent the high school experience.