Diddy is investing into his home of New York City with his pledge of $1 million to his Harlem Charter School Network. New York Post reports the opening of a third location of the network in the Bronx scheduled for next September.
A news release states Capital Prep Bronx will allow for 160 students in the sixth and seventh grades to enroll, with expansion up to 650 more over the course of five years.
“I came from the same environment these kids live in every day. I understand the importance of access to a great education, and the critical role it plays in a child’s future,” Diddy said in a statement.
“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.”
The report states more schools will be open in the school. The Bronx opening was preceded by Capital Prep in Harlem and Connecticut.
Diddy shared excitement over the news on Instagram by thanking Dr. Steve Perry for his support, as well as faculty, staff, and students.
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I have some special amazing news!! We are opening up our THIRD SCHOOL – Capital Prep Charter School is coming to the BRONX in 2019!! We have schools in Bridgeport, CT, Harlem and soon THE BRONX! Shoutout to Dr. Steve Perry for helping this DREAM become a REALITY and thank you to all the faculty and staff, and the students for their hard work and support! I know from my own experience that receiving a great education makes a huge impact on a child’s future. I want our kids to have access to everything they need to succeed, in school and life. Which is why I’m also pledging $1,000,000 to help give our kids every advantage possible. This is bigger than just me, this is my passion, this is my calling, and we still have lots of work to do … so LET’S GOOOO!!! For more information on the Capital Prep Bronx please go to www.wearecapitalprep.org to donate and support!!! #CapitalPrepHarbor #CapitalPrepHarlem #CapitalPrepBronx Shoutout to BX!