First year at the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy

July 3, 2012

Former basketball star and Detroit native Jalen Rose talks about the joy he’s felt and the lessons learned as the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy finished its first school year. The academy, which offers longer days and a longer school year to students in a tuition-free charter environment, is one of four new schools opened through Michigan Future's initiative to improve education opportunities for children in Detroit. The initiative is funded by four local foundations: The Skillman Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Kresge Foundation and the McGregor Fund.