There are many Black men across the country who have accepted the challenge to make their communities a decent and safe place to live. One of the best ways to do that is by investing in education.
Diddy knows the difference that education can make in the lives of young people. It certainly opened up a world of possibilities for him. "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!!" he said in an Instagram post last August.
And opening Capital Prep has been a dream of his for as long as he can remember. "Growing up in Harlem I always had a dream of opening a school with a leadership curriculum for our inner city youth," he said in a separate Instagram post.
Not only is the charter school accepting new students, they are hiring. According to the website, the school's mission is, "to provide historically disadvantaged students with the college and career readiness skills needed to become responsible and engaged citizens for social justice." Capital Prep is in search of the brightest minds from across the country. They dubbed their teachers 'Illuminators' as they "are responsible for lighting the way for students on their educational paths."
Capital Prep is accepting applications for grades 6-8 right now. The deadline is April 1st, so visit them online for more information and to enroll your children. Here's hope that more Black people invest their time and resources into education. When you can change a child's perception, they will be able to change their reality. And that is a gift that keeps on giving.