Diddy is pushing for bigger and better for Capital Prep Harlem — his New York City charter school.
On Nov.11, the Harlem native announced that the charter school will be moving to the Church of All Saints and School building, ABC News reports.
The new campus allows Capital Prep Harlem’s capacity to grow from 500 to 700 students from grades 6th through 12th. The school’s expansion through the relocation is set to open the door for even greater educational opportunities for Harlem students.
“The kids of Harlem should have access to opportunity and a quality education and deserve to learn on a campus that reflects the level of excellence we aspire for them to achieve,” Diddy said in a statement. “This new campus for Capital Prep Harlem reflects my commitment to empowering as many children as I can and creating spaces for the next generation of leaders to thrive in every aspect of their lives.”
For the 2022-2023 school year, students will be stepping on the new campus that features “40 classrooms and offices, a sports room, science labs, a cafeteria, an outdoor communal courtyard, and an area called the “Great Hall” for all school assemblies and performances,” according to the outlet.
“We are honored to reinvigorate a landmarked gem of Harlem, revitalizing its original place as a center of education for the community through our new campus,” Capital Prep Schools co-founder Steve Perry said in a statement. “A prestigious staple of New York City, we are proud to provide the children of Capital Prep Harlem with a learning environment and space that reflects the history and beauty of the community we know and love.”
Capital Prep Harlem — launched in 2016 — is one of Diddy’s three Capital Prep Schools.
In September 2020, AfroTech previously shared that the business mogul opened his latest charter school, Capital Prep Bronx, and pledged $1 million toward the location.
“My dream has always been to provide children, in communities like the Bronx, the high quality education they deserve,” Diddy shared in a statement. “We’re not just teaching reading, math and coding. We are grooming future leaders that will change their communities and the world.”