Since 2013, Iovine and Dr. Dre have aimed to push past the traditional ways of education. With their upcoming magnet school, Regional High School #1, they’re continuing their dedication to having creativity taught to the youth early on, as previously reported by AfroTech.
The new high school is located in South LA — an intentional decision made by the two to provide opportunities to the Black and Latinx communities.
“I owe a lot to African American culture and the inner city, period,” Iovine said, according to Rolling Stone. “But a lot of these kids, you know, they have all these words for them: under-served, disadvantaged. But what they really have is superpowers.”
Regional High School #1 will open on Sept. 22.