Music mogul Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs was recently crowned hip-hop’s No.1 cash king and now he’s using his fortune to groom a new batch of millionaires. Diddy made an appearance at the National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge at The Times Center in New York City, where he presented $250,000 to the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE).
According to NFTE’s website, the organization’s mission is to “provide programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize business opportunities and to plan for successful futures.”
Four teen finalists (shown above) Juny Nguyen, Jesus Fernandez, Dagim Girma and Toheeb Okenla received a coaching session from Combs.
According to theybf.com:
Okenla and Fernandez, who both won first place, beat out 38 “teen competitors with their business plan for T&J Soccer, which centers on a manufacturing-retail business that sells soccer socks with pockets sewn into them for inserts that protect players’ shins during soccer games.”
Combs shared the above photo on Twitter with the caption: “I’m here w/ @NFTE supporting our young entrepreneurs of tomorrow!! It’s an honor!! #trepsTo whom much is given much is expected ! Thank God 4 Hip Hop ! #GiveBack.”