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Sean “Diddyy” Combs has pledged to contribute $1 million towards the opening of a charter school in the Bronx. The Capital Preparatory School will start with 160 6th , 7th and 8th graders, with full expansion to 650 students within 5 years.
In a statement Diddy said, “I understand the importance of access to a great education, and the critical role it plays in a child’s future. Our school provides historically disadvantaged students with the college and career skills needed to become responsible and engaged citizens for social justice.”
This is the 3rd Capital Prep school that has opened, with Diddy as a partner. The other schools are located in Harlem and Bridgeport Ct.
Dr. Steve Perry, founder of Capital Prep Schools said. “We know that the families in the Bronx deserve a high-quality academic alternative to their current system. In fact, 40% of our applicants to our Capital Prep Harlem school, 600 kids, have come from the Bronx, so there is a real need to serve students in this area. Mr. Combs wanted to open schools to develop leaders.
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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!