Diddy Explains Why He’s Opening Harlem Charter School

Diddy Explains Why He’s Opening Harlem Charter School

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“It’s so important that we get to our kids early. I feel like the reason I was able to be so successful was because I was blessed with my mother busting her butt to really give me a great education. So, she sent me to private schools. She felt like she wanted to give me the best opportunity. We don’t have a lot of those opportunities in our different cities, and in our different communities, and I wanted to do something bigger than opening up a community center or just giving a donation. I wanted to do something that was long term.”

— Sean “Diddy” Combs is planning to open a charter school in Harlem this fall. The school, Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School, will be led by Steve Perry, who founded Capital Prep Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut in 2005.