Leaders from various industries such as music, politics, film and science came together for the show to a create a so-called “Dream School.” The school will be for 15 troubled students that have been expelled or dropped out of school in the Los Angeles area.
During an interview with theGrio, 50 shared his reasons for wanting to produce “Dream School” along with the show’s creator Jamie Oliver.
“It’s an opportunity to utilize your celebrity and influence in a positive way,” he said. “Jamie Oliver’s people reached out to me, and the show was previously a success. I knew it would be a success here also. “
“I think it’s easier to receive messages that are not traditional, especially if it’s someone that’s an icon or someone that’s familiar in pop culture. It allows the kids to not be blocked by feeling like this person doesn’t actually understand or doesn’t relate to what’s going on at the moment.”
“Dream School” premieres on the Sundance Channel tonight, October 7, at 10/9c.