After 5 Years Of Planning, Diddy Is Opening A Charter School In His Native Harlem

"I want to impact the lives of young people in my community, and build future leaders."

Diddy has announced a major new project that has been in the making for 5 years.


The mogul will be opening up a charter school in his native neighborhood of Harlem after working on setting up the school for five years.
The rapper, who has been synonymous with numerous success stories over the years in entertainment with his label Bad Boy Records and Revolt TV, was born in Harlem and grew up in Mt. Vernon. 
The school, Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School, will be overseen by Steve Perry, according to Perry has previously, "founded his own magnet school in Connecticut in 2005." 
Perry has led "Capital Prep Magnet School for the last 10 years to 100% of high school graduates being accepted to college," according to the school's website.
It will certainly be nice to see Diddy back at school, as he is an accomplished student himself. 
He attended a Catholic boys school in the Bronx in his early years and later received an honorary degree from Howard University, after leaving school to pursue a career in music.
Starting the school has been, "a dream come true," for Sean Combs as Billboard reports. 
Combs continued," 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." 
They have also selected their first principal, Orlando educator Danita Jones.
The school already has 160 students enrolled from 6th and 7th grade, as their website states. Students have until April 1 to apply and it is free and open to all New York state residents.  
The Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School will be located on East 104th St and 5th Ave.and will eventually expand to include 700 students from 6th-12th grade.
They also explain that through a partnership with the Boys and Girls Harbor, the school will be also offer "students an on-site after school program that includes swimming, dance and arts, athletics, and academic support."


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