If it’s one thing about Diddy, he doesn’t play when it comes to children getting a proper education. Diddy is no doubt a wealthy man, and instead of just blowing his money like some celebs, he’s pledged $1 million to his Harlem charter school network and announced that a third school will be opening next year in the Bronx.
According to the NY Post, Capital Prep Bronx will open its doors to 160 sixth and seventh graders, and will add more grades over the course of five years.
“I came from the same environment these kids live in every day,” he said in a statement Tuesday. “I understand the importance of access to a great education, and the critical role it plays in a child’s future.”
Diddy’s first school Capital Prep Harlem opened it does in 2016 and Capital Prep Bridgeport in Connecticut in 2017.
“Our school provides historically disadvantaged students with the college and career skills needed to become responsible and engaged citizens for social justice,” Combs said. “We don’t just teach kids to read, write and compute, we teach them how to make a difference and nurture them to be future leaders of our generation.”
Capital Prep said it plans additional expansions in the future and that it targeted the Bronx due to a pressing need for schooling options in the borough.
Capital Prep has decided to expand in the Bronx because of the need for a better educational system.
“We know that the families in the Bronx deserve a high-quality academic alternative to their current system,” Dr. Steve Perry, founder of Capital Prep and Diddy’s partner said. “In fact, 40% of our applicants to our Capital Prep Harlem school, 600 kids, have come from the Bronx so there is a real need to serve students in this area.”