From Diddy To Denzel: Celebs Who Started And Funded Schools
News about the opening of Diddy’s Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School broke earlier this week. More than five years in the making, the school opened its doors to 160 6th and 7th graders, and will expand a grade every year until they have their first 12th-grade class. Naturally, we got to thinking about other like-minded celebs who invested in children and education, building tomorrow’s leaders today. The following celebrities know that supporting or sponsoring a school is no easy or simple task and have faced hardships along the way that have either made schools stronger or forced them to shut down completely. Operating a school requires a lot of moving parts, but at the end of the day, the children’s needs always come first. Read on for celebrities who have financially aided and supported elementary, middle and high schools, and colleges in the U.S. and throughout the world.