Dr.Dre and Jimmy Iovine are collaborating again to create new opportunities for high school students.
According to Atlanta News First, the record executives are teaming up with Atlanta Public Schools to launch the “lovine and Young Center” at Frederick Douglass High School, which will “combine a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum with real-world opportunities” beginning next school year. The Frederick Douglass High School is known to have distinguished alum including Killer Mike, Kilo Ali, Lil Jon, T.I. and former mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.
Jimmy Iovine, co-founder of Interscope Records, introduced the program on Tuesday joined by producer and songwriter, Dallas Austin. Iovine shared, ovine, “Me and Dre think big. We think everybody in the world’s going to learn like this well, maybe! We never thought everybody in the world would wear our headphones, but they did.”
Iovine spoke about having an alternative model of learning and how young scholars simply need their “superpowers” activated.
“We believe we’re going to give these kids an advantage, a different type of education. 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 continued. “These kids have superpowers.”
The announcement arrives almost a year after Dre and Iovine’s magnet school in Los Angeles opened its doors. Iovine previously confirmed that it’s not a music school, but rather 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.”
Students will be able to enroll in the program next year.