(AllHipHop News) Back in March, Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs announced his plans to open a charter school in his old neighborhood in Harlem, New York. Five months later, that institution opened its doors.
The Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School welcomed its new pupils on Monday. Combs was present at the location to celebrate the opening.
“I’m excited to be here,” said the Hip Hop mogul. “This is the start of something important.”
Growing up in Harlem I always had a dream of opening a school with a leadership curriculum for our inner city youth. Through the grace of God and the support of the Harlem community my dream came true. I’m going from me to we!! I would like to thank Harlem, all my children in the school and the staff for making it happen!! #letsGO #CapitalPrepHarlem
Over five years, Capital Preparatory Schools founder Dr. Steve Perry worked closely with Combs to establish the NYC education facility. Danita Jones serves as principal.
CPHCS is starting with 160 sixth/seventh-grade students and will eventually expand to 6-12 grades. The school population will grow by a grade until the first class graduates in 2023.
Watch ABC7 New York’s report below.