Remember back when he told ya’ll that he wouldn’t stop?!
Sean “Diddy” Combs is a man of his word. The hip-hop mogul announced Monday that he is opening a charter school in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood. Combs, who is a Harlem native has been working closely with Capital Preparatory Schools for the past five years strategizing its plans for the school, which is scheduled to open its doors in Harlem this coming fall.
Opening the charter school is a “dream come true” said mogul who has something new to add to his litany of entrepreneurial endeavors. “I want to impact the lives of young people in my community, and build future leaders. The first step is offering access to a quality education,” Combs said in a statement provided to The Huffington Post. “Every young person should have the tools they need to succeed. All our children should be able to pursue their dreams. That is something I can impact with this school.”
Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School is a free public school for students in grades 6-12. According to the schools website, admission is open to all New York state residents and applications will be accepted until April 1. There will be 170 sixth and seventh graders selected to attend the schools inaugural year. The enrollment will continue to expand reaching its 700 student capacity.
Educator, Dr. Steve Perry, who oversees the school’s Orlando-base will join Combs in this venture. Also, Danita Jones has been named as the school’s principal. Additional educators are expected to be named leading up to the school’s opening this fall.
“Sean and I have spent many long hours over the last five years talking about education and how best to meet the needs of the young people of Harlem, and I couldn’t be more pleased to continue this journey through the opening of the school.” Dr. Perry stated in the release. “I’m inspired by Sean Combs’ belief that educating our young people is the key to opening up a world of opportunity for them.”
For addtintonal information on the Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School click here.
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