Roc Nation partners with Long Island University to launch new school

Posted on August 6th, 2020
by Derêka K. Bennett Celebrity News

JAY-Z and his Roc Nation label will be teaming up with Long Island University located in Brooklyn to create the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment.

As reported by Revolt, Roc Nation School will enroll students starting in fall 2021. In addition, 25% of incoming freshman will receive the Roc Nation Hope Scholarship, which will allow them to complete their education without any debt.

CEO of Roc Nation, Desiree Perez said in a statement that this collaboration is “a true investment in our community and young people in Brooklyn, in New York City, and beyond.”

“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,” Perez said.

The Roc Nation School will offer majors like sports management, music, music technology, production and entrepreneurship. Applications will be open starting this fall and scholarship recipients will be selected from a group of New York- native students who demonstrate academic competitiveness.

“Our proximity in and around New York City’s epicenter of music and sports clearly positions us to offer unparalleled experiential learning and access to professional opportunities that will launch students to success,” Long Island University President Dr. Kimberly Cline said in a statement. “We look forward to joining with Roc Nation to offer an unprecedented educational resource that opens up the entertainment and sports world to a new and eager generation.”

Last but not least, this new school will allow students to interact with guest speakers and artists, and offer internships. There will also be summer residential camps for high school students and Saturday programs for students between 10 and 18 years old, starting in Spring 2021.

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