Nicole Escoe via Crowdrise
September 02, 2012
Operation Graduation/JRLA wrote -
I received many high-fives throughout my basketball career... help me return the favor by giving my hometown and the students at the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JRLA) a new classroom! In return, I will give my supporters a high-five by selecting lucky donors to win "fab" prizes that will be announced throughout the campaign.
JRLA is one of the few local charter schools with a waitlist... in order to accommodate our growing student body, we need to expand our existing facility by the 2013-14 school year. That's where we need your support! If we get 10,000 supporters to each donate $10, we'll reach our goal of $100,000 to build a much needed new classroom!
BREAKING NEWS: An anonymous donor has just committed a $25K match donation; so, every dollar you donate will be worth DOUBLE until we raise $25K for this project! The donor matching funds will be used to support operations at JRLA.
Please join me in my philanthropic efforts and click the DONATE button above and then, if you're feeling ambitious, JOIN OUR TEAM and help me fundraise for this important cause. Once you join, share your personal fundraising page with your famlily and friends and ask for their support.
If we reach our goal of $100K, the individual who donates or raises the most money will have the classroom named after 'em!
Detroit schools are in crisis:
- 31.9% of Detroit’s public high school students graduate in 4 years
- 12.1% of the adult population in Detroit has earned a bachelor’s degree or higher
- 47% of the adult population in Detroit is functionally illiterate
It’s time for a solution... help me make JRLA part of that solution! JRLA is an open-enrollment tuition-free public charter school located on the Northwest side of Detroit. JRLA provides a leadership-focused experience within a high-performing high school that engages and inspires Detroit youth to achieve at the rigorous level necessary to ultimately graduate with a college degree. Students are provided with real-world, project-based experiences within the context of leadership, sports, and entertainment.
JRLA offers Detroit area high school students unique opportunities that they would not receive from any ordinary public school:
- Low student to teacher ratios (20:1; 10:1 in math & English)
- Extended school day (8am-4:30pm) and school year (211 days)
- Innovative curriculum with cutting-edge technology (personal laptops for all students)
- Preparation to excel on the ACT
- Student leadership training and development
- Dual enrollment at the University of Detroit Mercy
Operation Graduation is the 501(c)(3) non-profit implementing a fundraising campaign to support JRLA. Detroit charter schools receive roughly 85% less state-aid than nearby suburban schools and unlike traditional public schools, charter schools do not receive funding for facilities.
Much thanks... together, we will make a difference!
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