JRLA was founded in 2011 to help improve the educational landscape in Detroit, but funding a charter high school is not an easy task so we need your help! Detroit charter schools receive less state-aid than other Michigan Public Schools – for example, a student attending JRLA receives roughly $7K in state-aid for their education while a high school student in nearby Birmingham receives nearly $12K - a quality public education should not be defined by zip code!
JRLA offers Detroit area students unique opportunities that they would not receive from any ordinary public school, which means we need to raise significant funds from private sources to bridge the gap and meet our ambitious educational goals. In addition, unlike traditional public schools, Detroit charter schools do not receive funding from their school districts to purchase, lease, expand or improve facilities. This causes financial challenges that can limit the charter school’s ability to provide appropriate accommodations. As a tuition-free school, we need to raise approximately $250K to balance our 2016-17 budget in addition to funds to support our ongoing facility needs.
One way you can support our efforts is to Sponsor a JRLA Scholar! A $2,500 donation will help close the opportunity gap and give a JRLA Scholar:
- Real world experiences including college visits and summer internships
- Dual enrollment opportunities at local colleges
- Extensive ACT/SAT preparation including the Princeton Review Course
- Additional support in reading via daily instruction and Achieve 3000
- And much more...
Any level of support is appreciated. If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution, please send your donation to:
15000 Trojan Street
Detroit, MI 48235
You can also donate online via PayPal here:
MANY THANKS TO ALL OUR DONORS!!!
Thank you in advance for your consideration! For more information on the many ways you can support the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, please contact: Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800.975.0001.