Bronx, NY – Sean “Diddy” Combs is continuing his efforts to provide more kids with a good education. The Hip Hop mogul has announced the opening of a new charter school in the Bronx and pledged $1 million to the endeavor.
“I know from my own experience that receiving a great education makes a huge impact on a child’s future,” he wrote on Instagram. “I want our kids to have access to everything they need to succeed, in school and life. Which is why I’m also pledging $1,000,000 to help give our kids every advantage possible.”
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I have some special amazing news!! We are opening up our THIRD SCHOOL – CAPITAL PREP CHARTER SCHOOL is coming to the BRONX in 2019!! We have schools in Bridgeport, CT, Harlem and soon THE BRONX! Shoutout to Dr. Steve Perry for helping this DREAM become a REALITY and thank you to all the faculty and staff, and the students for their hard work and support! I know from my own experience that receiving a great education makes a huge impact on a child's future. I want our kids to have access to everything they need to succeed, in school and life. Which is why I'm also pledging $1,000,000 to help give our kids every advantage possible. This is bigger than just me, this is my passion, this is my calling, and we still have lots of work to do … so LET’S GOOOO!!! For more information on the Capital Prep Bronx please go to www.wearecapitalprep.org to donate and support!!! #CapitalPrepHarbor #CapitalPrepHarlem #CapitalPrepBronx Shoutout to BX!
According to a press release, the Bronx location will open for 160 students in the sixth and seventh grades. Once running, the school will aim to expand to 650 students in grades six through 11 over a five-year period.
Dr. Steve Perry, the founder of Capital Preparatory Schools, thanked Diddy for his continued support of the network and the $1 million pledge.
“Mr. Combs’ commitment and leadership continue to inspire us,” Dr. Perry said in a statement. “On behalf of the Capital Prep students, parents and teachers I want to express our sincerest gratitude for such a generous gift.”