Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Partners With LIU to Open Music, Sports and Entertainment School

by Duke Magazine

In corroboration with his wife’s entrepreneurial stance, Jay-Z is always working to provide more opportunities in our community.

According to HipHop-N-More, the business magnate’s Roc Nation has partnered with Long Island University (LIU) to establish the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment at LIU Brooklyn. The institution will serve as “a globally renowned destination for world-class education, exceptional career development, cultural initiatives and philanthropic endeavors,” the site says.

Also, the newly-founded school will offer the Roc Nation Hope Scholarship to 25 percent of enrolled students for a debt-free education.

“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 in a press release. “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.”

Those who enroll will engage with university professors, visiting lecturers and participate in exclusive, competitive internships to ensure “both hands-on experience and a network of professional contacts.”

“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,” said LIU President Dr. Kimberly Cline. “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.”

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