Puff Daddy Is About To Do Something Amazing For Kids In Harlem
On Monday, Sean John Combs, better known by his stage name Puff Daddy, announced he will be opening a charter school in his hometown of Harlem this fall, Complex reports.
The rapper began working on the Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School in 2011 with partner Steve Perry, the founder of a successful year-round academy in Hartford, Connecticut. Seeing his school finally open, Combs says, will be a “dream come true.”
In a press release, the 46-year-old explains,
In keeping with Combs' goal to provide the neighborhood's children with access to a quality education, the charter school will be completely free for all attendees. As per the official website:
The school, which will be open for the 2016-2017 academic year, is currently accepting applications for students in the 6th and 7th grades. School officials plan to expand over the next several years, eventually serving approximately 700 students in grades 6 through 12.