Whether you know him as Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, Brother Love or Puffy, there’s one word everyone can agree about to describe hip-hop icon Sean Combs: generous.
That’s the term that springs to mind with the news that the rapper/producer/music mogul is making a million-dollar donation to fund a new charter school in The Bronx.
As Associated Press reports the lead judge on the Fox music competition “The Four” is pledging $1 million to Capital Preparatory Schools toward the opening of a new school, set to open in September 2019.
According to the announcement on Tuesday, the school will initially teach 160 6th- and 7th-graders, with a goal of expanding enrolment to 650 students in grades 6 through 11 over a 5-year period.
“I came from the same environment these kids live in every day,” said the longtime education advocate in a statement.
“I understand the importance of access to a great education, and the critical role it plays in a child’s future,” Combs added. “Our school provides historically disadvantaged students with the college and career skills needed to become responsible and engaged citizens for social justice.”