It’s been nine years since retired NBA star Jalen Rose opened the doors to a charter school that he created in Detroit and his effort to further education in the area has proven to be a success. According to Ebony, Rose’s school has a 93 percent graduation rate and a 100 percent college acceptance rate.
The school—which is called the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy—was created for youth in the 9th through 12th grade, the news outlet writes. There are currently 400 students who attend the school. In an effort to ensure that students feel supported throughout their high school journey and after graduation, each student has a support group that is made up of current students and those who have graduated to help them stay on track.
JRLA also provides students with leadership courses that delve into how to navigate real-life situations surrounding drugs, violence, and other issues that they may have to confront in their everyday lives. The school also emphasizes the importance of civic engagement and empowers its students to evoke change in their communities. JRLA is tuition-free and has an open enrollment.
Rose says that he understands the essentiality of having access to a good education. “Education is a valuable tool that unlocks the future of so many young people, and the dynamics in our country have changed, which is [why I chose to] be the founder of a tuition-free public charter high school that gets zero state funding for the facility,” he told the news outlet. “It’s crucial for us to get our scholars out in the community to do charity work and to give them the life skills they will need to be successful in the endeavors that they have, and it’s more for us than just obviously the curriculum that’s required to graduate from school.”
Rose isn’t the only celebrity who is using his platform and resources to further education. Almost a year after opening a charter school in Harlem, Sean Combs recently announced that he will donate $1 million for the creation of a school in the Bronx.
Twitter Reacts To Mainstream Media Saying Farrakhan Is 'On The Left'
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When people intimate that Farrakhan is left or a Democrat or whatever it is only because they stutter when they say black.— Tressie McMillan Cottom (@tressiemcphd) November 3, 2018
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make no mistake: farrakhan is a racist, anti-semitic demagogue whose hate is an especially direct threat to Jewish and LGBT people within communities where he still has influence.— b-boy bouiebaisse (@jbouie) November 3, 2018
i’m just not sure it’s useful to place him on “the left,” and i don’t quite know the basis for it
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Us: Why NYT keep profiling racist Trump supporters?— Veronica McDonald🗣 (@Purify_toast17) November 3, 2018
Maggie Haberman: BUT WHAT ABOUT FARRAKHAN?
Us: what about him? Who’s even thinking about Farrakhan?
MH: I ain’t say it, I just tweeted it. It’s not ME saying it!
Us: You Tried It!!!
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Farrakhan does not represent the left. Trump is president. This is a false equivalency. https://t.co/3ikwde7QYb— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 3, 2018
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Louis Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism is despicable & should not be condoned.— Miranda Yaver, PhD (@mirandayaver) November 3, 2018
But he isn’t an elected official. He doesn’t represent the left/Democrats.
It’s 4 days from the midterm elections. It would be nice if we could spend these 4 days not lazily resorting to false equivalence. https://t.co/IZLaaMnTTz
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