Dolly Parton has formed the Dollywood Foundation to raise money to support educational projects to reduce the dropout rate among students in her native Sevier County, Tenn.

The entertainer announced that money will be allocated to create college scholarships for all high schools in the county and to develop programs that motivate middle school students to stay in school."We want to address the problem both on the high school and middle school level in order to impact the present and the future," she said.