Sean Combs told y’all he won’t stop, and after conquering the entertainment world, the music mogul now has his sights on education.
On Monday, Combs announced he was finally opening Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School, a project he’s been working on since 2011. Located in East Harlem in the heart of Museum Row, Capital Prep Harlem will serve students in 6-12 grade year-round.
According to the school’s website, Capital Prep Harlem will be a replication school of Capital Prep Magnet founded by Dr. Steve Perry in 2005 in Connecticut. Over the last decade, 100 percent of Perry’s graduates have been accepted to college and Combs hopes to have the same success in Harlem.
“Creating the school is a dream come true for me,” Combs, a Harlem native, said. “I want to impact the lives of young people in my community, and Build future leaders.”
Veteran educator Danita Jones will serve as the school’s principal, and Iyanla Vanzant and the Rev. Georgiette Morgan-Thomas also will sit on the board.
Capital Prep Harlem will begin accepting applications on April 1, and will open this fall with 160 students enrolled in the 6th and 7th grades.