Sean Combs may be known as a lot of things, but now there is one more thing to add to all of those titles as he announces the opening of a charter school in Harlem, New York. Combs, who is originally from the area, has spent the last five years working with Capital Preparatory Schools to make the project a reality. In a statement to the press, the man once known as ‘Puff Daddy’ had this to say:
“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.”
There will be 170 sixth and seventh graders attending the school in its first year, with capacity projected to reach 700 students in the future. Applications are being accepted until April 1st. Will Combs also spend any time at the school teaching a class or two?
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