Search
Close this search box.

Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine Partner with Atlanta Public Schools: ‘Me and Dre Think Big’

Jimmy Iovine (R) and Dr. Dre

*Dr. Dre and Interscope Records founder Jimmy Iovine have partnered with Atlanta Public Schools to launch an innovative learning center. 

The Frederick Douglass High School will house the Iovine and Young Center, which was “designed to combine a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum with real-world opportunities,” per Atlanta News First.

“We believe we’re going to give these kids an advantage, a different type of education,” Iovine said at the press conference on Tuesday, Aug. 28, according to Atlanta News First. “So, you all can sell these kids, go out there and say you want these kids. Because the modern job needs these kids. That’s why.”

Iovine introduced the program Tuesday with Atlanta producer Dallas Austin, but Dre was not present.

“Me and Dre think big. We think everybody in the world’s going to learn like this… well, maybe!” Iovine added, “We never thought everybody in the world would wear our headphones, but they did.”

dr. dre
Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine

Last year, Dre and Iovine opened a magnet high school in Los Angeles. Dr. Dre previously explained to the Los Angeles Times that he wants to reach “the inner-city kid, the younger me.” He added: “Here’s a place that you can go where there’s something that you can learn that you’re really interested in.”

“This is 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,” Iovine added.  

Dr. Dre said the type of individual who would benefit from the LA school “didn’t have an opportunity” and “had to scratch and figure out things on his own,” he explained. This person, he said, also 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.”

READ MORE: Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine to Produce Marvin Gaye Biopic, Allen Hughes to Direct

We Publish News 24/7. Don’t Miss A Story. Click HERE to SUBSCRIBE to Our Newsletter Now!

Donald Glover - screenshot
Prince (on motorcycle) Purple Rain
Obama - Biden (Getty)
Cheryl Tyler - screenshot
Beetlejuice Beetlejuice
Jagged Edge singer Brandon Casey
Fantasia singer
Gregory Gerami and FAMU President Larry Robinson resigns
Janelle Monae
Terrell Davis' wife
Thomas Matthew Crooks
Read More
Donald Trump shooting - bloody ear (screenshot)
Read More
Tejuana Johnson - via Facebook
Read More
Donald Trump in Butler PA as shots are heard - screengrab
Read More
Donald Trump being rushed from stage in Butler PA
Read More
Robin Allen as Miss Cleo - via Lifetime
Read More
Joy Reid - Amber Rose (MSNBC-Getty)
Read More
John Gotti - Donald Trump
Read More
Kadia Iman in scuffle with white educator during graduation ceremony
Read More
Paige Butcher and Eddie Murphy - Depositphotos
Read More

POPULAR

Donald Glover - screenshot
Donald Glover is Retiring Childish Gambino | VIDEO
Prince (on motorcycle) Purple Rain
Prince's Estate Rejects Netflix Documentary Over Nine-Hour Length
Obama - Biden (Getty)
Pressure Mounts! Obama and Pelosi Signal Doubts Over Biden’s 2024 Bid as Party Panic Grows | VIDEO
Cheryl Tyler - screenshot
Former Secret Service Agent Defends Female Agents Following Trump Assassination Attempt | WATCH
Beetlejuice Beetlejuice
Warner Bros. Releases Second Trailer for 'Beetlejuice Beetlejuice' | Watch
Jagged Edge singer Brandon Casey
Jagged Edge's Brandon Casey Suffers Broken Neck, 5 Broken Ribs, and Skull Fracture in Car Accident
Fantasia singer
Fantasia and Busta Rhymes Criticize Fans for Cell Phone Use at Concerts | Watch
Gregory Gerami and FAMU President Larry Robinson resigns
FAMU President Larry Robinson Resigns Amid Donation Controversy
Janelle Monae
Watch Janelle Monáe's Hilarious Parody of Michael Jackson's Iconic Balcony Moment
1 2 3 8,192