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Diddy Pledges $1M to New Bronx Charter School

FILE - Sean Combs arrives at the LA Premiere of "The Four: Battle For Stardom" at the CBS Radford Studio Center in Los Angeles.

Sean "Diddy" Combs has pledged $1 million to a network of charter schools for a new location in the Bronx.

Capital Preparatory Schools has been approved to open in September with 160 6th and 7th graders. The goal is to expand to 650 students in grades six through 11 over five years, according to an announcement Tuesday.

The music mogul and Harlem native is a longtime education advocate. He worked closely with Capital Prep founder Steve Perry to expand the network that already has schools in Harlem and Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Diddy says he knows firsthand from his own upbringing the importance of access to free quality education. He said the school will provide historically disadvantaged students with the college and career skills they need to succeed.