JAY-Z continues to make a huge impact in the lives of our youth. This time, by opening his own school of Roc.
The Roc Nation mogul has teamed up with Brooklyn’s Long Island University to launch the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment. The educational facility will offer students undergraduate degrees in music, music technology, entrepreneurship & production and sports management. The school will begin enrolling for the fall 2021 semester this fall.
In addition to the college program, the School will also offer camps for the younger aspiring creators. High schoolers will have the opportunity to enroll in summer residential camps, while students ages 10-18 can attend year-round Saturday programs in music and sports management. The programs will commence in spring 2021 and need-based scholarships will be available for the camps, according to the Roc Nation press release.
Students will have an opportunity to engage with guest artists and lecturers. They will also experience internships as well as networking opportunities with professional contacts. Hov is also honoring 25 percent of the incoming freshmen class with the Roc Nation Hope Scholarships. They will also receive individualized support and mentorship upon graduation.
“Pursuing higher education is an investment in one’s future. This partnership, envisioned alongside LIU President Dr. Cline, is a true investment in our community and young people in Brooklyn, in New York City and beyond,” said Roc Nation CEO Desiree Perez.
“We’re excited that the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment will provide unique insight, knowledge and experiences for students and introduce the world to the next generation of unmatched talent,” she continued.