Hip-Hop mogul, Sean “Diddy” Combs, never ceases to amaze us with his many successful business ventures. This time, the Bad Boy Records CEO has decided to take his talents to the New York City School System by opening up a new charter school in his hometown of Harlem.
It was announced early Monday morning that the Harlem native would be teaming up with Dr. Steve Perry to open the Capital City Preparatory Harlem School which he stated was “a dream come true”.
In a statement provided to The Huffington Post, Diddy said:
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. 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.
The school’s doors will officially open for the Fall 2016 academic school year with 160 students in both 6th and 7th grade. Its expansion plans include adding one grade per year to include roughly 700 students from grades 6th -12th.
Story By: Jaime Lynne