Jalen Rose Leadership Academy
A strong support system is vital when it comes to education. That’s the focus of the latest Eye on Detroit feature.
2005 Kettering University graduate Brian Olatunji and his Leadfoot Foundation partnered with the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, a Detroit charter school founded by former NBA and University of Michigan star Jalen Rose, to provide backpacks filled with school supplies to the school’s 240 students at an event Sept. 4.
The founder of the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy — a charter school in Detroit that has been described as a “model for urban education” — called WWJ Newsradio 950 on Saturday to give a progress report on the school’s first year in operation.
Rose says Dave Bing’s job — being the mayor of Detroit — is the second hardest job in America, behind President of the United States. Does he want the job?
On Sunday, Nov. 6, the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy will host “Live. Love. Learn. And Leave a Legacy… A Celebration to Benefit the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy” at the MGM Grand Detroit.
Monday marked the first day of school for 120 students entering the newly opened charter school founded by forrmer Uof M Fab Five member Jalen Rose.
One of the world’s last surviving 1969 Dodge Chargers from “The Dukes of Hazzard” TV show is currently being auctioned on eBay Motors with proceeds to benefit the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy in Detroit. Donated from University of Michigan player, ESPN-ABC studio analyst and 13-year NBA veteran Jalen Rose’s private collection, the vehicle was one of the last four vehicles remaining from the set and was purchased by Rose in 2001.