In 2014, the Board of Regents approved a charter school, Capital Prep Harlem school, to be opened in fall 2016. Steve Perry, the founder of Capital Preparatory Magnet school in Hartford, the school Capital Prep Harlem would be modeled after, assisted the man behind the creation of the new institution. That man’s name? Sean Combs.
Diddy has announced that Capital Prep Harlem will be opening this fall, after a 5-year effort to garner community support in Harlem for what he’s calling a “dream come true for me.” Perry, who was one of the people who worked closely with Diddy during the school’s early conceptual stages, stressed in a statement to the New York Times that it was Puff’s initiative that led to his involvement.
“It’s important to note it was he who inspired our team to come in and expand into New York. It starts there, and the rest of the role will develop over time,” started Perry, who went on to say, “I think that there’s a lot to be found in the fact that you have someone such as Combs, who is highly visible within our community, who has decided that his major push is going to be with our model and in education.”
Between a new album–Puff is currently prepping No Way Out 2–a new Faith Evans/Notorious B.I.G. project on the way, and a new school opening its doors in the fall, Puff really can’t stop, and won’t stop.