Puff Daddy Schools 'Em
Just when you think Sean "Puffy" Combs has done it all, Howard University's own takes it to the next level by opening Capital Prep Charter School in his hometown of Harlem. After decades in the music industry, the successful launch of Revolt TV amidst a host of other accomplishments, we should continue to marvel at what he has done for the culture and the community at large.
"Capital Prep Harlem is a free, public charter school located in the Harlem neighborhood in New York City providing grades 6–12 with a year-round, college preparatory education that develops lifelong learners, leaders, and agents of social change."
Capital Prep Harlem is a modeled after the Capital Prep Magnet founded by Dr. Steve Perry in 2005 which is located in Hartford, CT. According to www.capitalprepharlem.org, the mission is "to provide historically disadvantaged students from Harlem with the college and career-readiness skills needed to become responsible and engaged citizens for social justice." In these days and times, I applaud Puff Daddy for stepping outside of his entertainment comfort zone to uplift, inspire and educate the next generation. For more information about Capital Prep Charter School, visit www.capitalprepharlem.org.
While I have gained a wealth of knowledge from hip-hop music, we don't often equate the two. He notes via his Instagram post: "My mother taught me the importance of education at an early age. I was able to gain tools, secrets and knowledge about what it takes to be a leader, what it takes to win and what it takes to make your dreams come true!! That's what we're doing with #CapitalPrepHarlem!! We're empowering our inner city youth with the knowledge they need to be great!!"
Sean Combs as proved that he is not just All About the Benjamins. My admiration for him has increased ten-fold. Take dat, naysayers.