Diddy has many titles: Producer; Label Head; Rapper; Vodka Company Partner; Television Station Owner; Motivational Tweeter; Grade A Shit-Talker. And now, he's got another: Charter School Founder.
Puff will be starting a charter school in Harlem that will open this fall, according to the Associated Press. He's teaming with Steve Perry, who founded Capital Prep Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut, in 2005, to launch Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School.
The school will be located on 104th Street and 5th Avenue in Manhattan, and will open with 6th and 7th grade students. The school's official site explains its mission:
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 will open for the 2016–17 school year with 160 students enrolled in the 6th and 7th grades.
Capital Prep Harlem's 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.
Diddy, who was raised in Harlem, called the new venture "a dream come true," while Perry sang the music mogul's praises on Twitter and said they'd been working on the project for six years.
Courses offered may or may not include The History of Bad Boy, Biggie as Poetry, How to Diddy Bop, Baking: The Art of the Cheesecake and, Personal Branding.