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Sean 'Diddy' Combs to Open a Charter School in Harlem

Music mogul Sean Combs, aka "Diddy," is well-known for setting the hip hop music genre on fire in the '90s. These days, he's trailblazing once again by expanding young minds as he opens up a charter school.

According to Billboard, Diddy has spent the past five years planning and constructing a team of advisors and community leaders to help guide the project. Diddy plans to launch the Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School in Harlem this fall.

"I want to impact the lives of young people in my community, and build future leaders," he said in a statement. "The first step is offering access to a quality education."

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Diddy now joins the ranks of other celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Oprah Winfrey and Magic Johnson who have all transitioned into community education leaders by funding schools.

Located on East 104th St. and 5th Avenue, Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School has tapped an Orlando educator, Danita Jones, to serve as principal. The school is currently accepting applications for the 6th and 7th grades and will enroll 160 students with plans to add a new grade each year until the school is fully enrolled with 700 students in grades 6 through 12.

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