From the time you’re a small child, you’ve likely been encouraged that doing well in school will lead to success. For most, the educational journey begins very early. And while many students have access to education – every student does not have access to the same educational resources. Charter schools are a neighborhood option to balance the inequity in education. Former NBA star Jalen Rose opened a school to be a part of helping that balance in his hometown. The Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JRLA) is a tuition-free charter high school serving over 400 students between grades nine through twelve. During a conversation on the “Earn Your Leisure Podcast,” Rose sat down with the host to discuss the school he founded and its mission, purpose, and community impact.
Nov 17, 2022
NFL star quarterback Russell Wilson and Grammy-winning singer Ciara are investing their wealth back into their home base in Seattle to help underserved Black and brown students. The couple has shared that they’re the latest celebrity philanthropists to back a local charter school through their Why Not You Foundation — a nonprofit dedicated to education, children’s health, fighting poverty, and empowering today’s youth. According to the Associated Press , both are contributing approximately $1.75 million to rebrand an existing charter program known as Cascade Midway Academy and open Why Not You Academy , a first-of-its-kind high school set to open its doors in Fall 2021. Alongside founders @DangeRussWilson and @ciara , we are proud to announce the 1st @wnyacademy in WA State! Opening Fall 2021, this tuition-free charter public high school will increase access to high-quality education for systemically underserved students: https://t.co/6Pl1IjynmJ pic.twitter.com/O38ZTfhRru — Why Not...
Oct 29, 2020