Diddy the always inspiring hip-hop mogul/entrepreneur is taking his fortune to help build the youth of his native hometown Harlem, NY. Diddy has been teaming with top executives and leaders for 5 years now trying to get this going and it’s finally happening this fall. Hit the jump!!

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The Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School will be overseen by educator and Capital Preparatory Schools founder Dr. Steve Perry. Diddy along with Dr. Perry have enlisted a team of educators, parents, and business leaders to bring the idea of the institution to reality.


“Creating this school is a dream come true for me. I want to impact the lives of young people in my community, and build future leaders. The first step is offering access to a quality education. Every young person should have the tools they need to succeed. All our children should be able to pursue their dreams. That is something I can impact with this school.”

Dr. Perry:

“I’m inspired by Sean Combs’ belief that educating our young people is the key to opening up a world of opportunity for them. Sean and I have spent many long hours over the last five years talking about education and how best to meet the needs of the young people of Harlem, and I couldn’t be more pleased to continue this journey through the opening of the school.”

Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School will be located at 1 East 104th Street in New York City, with the first school year beginning of fall 2016.

The school is currently accepting applications for students in the 6th and 7th grades. CPHCS will expand a grade each year until it is fully enrolled at 700 students in grades 6 through 12. If anyone is interested in applying as either a student or staff, you can apply at www.capitalprepharlem.org