Tulloch partners with Jalen Rose Leadership Academy to challenge students to essay competition

Posted Oct 3, 2012

Stephen Tulloch has put a challenge out to the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JRLA) students for the second consecutive year. - *Date changed to October 16 at 3:00 p.m.

Detroit Lions starting linebacker, Stephen Tulloch has put a challenge out to the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JRLA) students for the second consecutive year.

All students at JLRA have been sent an assignment from Tulloch to write a 1-2 page essay on leadership, why it’s important and what it means to them. On October 16, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. Tulloch will join  Rose at the High School where he  will have lunch with the students, collect their essays and speak to them about leadership.

Once the essays are turned in, a Wayne State University Professor  will grade the papers and the two  teams with the highest average will be awarded a trip to the Detroit Lions game with the JRLA staff on October 28, when they play the Seattle Seahawks.

“It’s great to be able to work with Jalen again this year and see how much of a success the school has been for him and his team, it’s great to come out and meet the students.   They get really excited about this contest so it’s fun for me to read what they’ve written and check out ,” said NFL player Tulloch.

Throughout the 2012 season, Tulloch will be partnering with local companies for each Detroit Lions home game to help bring groups of 55 kids from various schools and organizations across Detroit.  Participants will  have a once in a lifetime game day experience including;  a Stephen Tulloch Foundation shirt, food and beverage at the game along with additional gifts from Stephen himself. 

Stephen Tulloch Foundation

Launched in 2009, The Stephen Tulloch Foundation  helps assist underprivileged youth with opportunities to be successful and works to provide them with the same opportunities as other children.  Mr. Tulloch’s  goal is to supply youth  with the essentials to build self esteem, establish their goals, and help unlock their potential.

About Jalen Rose Leadership Academy:

The mission of the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy is to provide a leadership-focused experience within a high-performing high school that engages and inspires Detroit area youth to achieve at the rigorous level necessary to ultimately graduate with a college degree and thrive in life.

Such a mission is driven by a critical and timely vision: Education in Detroit must play a critical role in transforming the community into a more vibrant intellectual and economic landscape. Jalen Rose Leadership Academy will lead that transformation by providing a quality education within the career context of sports and entertainment; ultimately, educating and preparing students to make a substantial contribution to the growth and revitalization of the City of Detroit.

For more information: Contact Sherrie Handrinos at or 877-707-4216 Visit Stephen Tulloch’s website at  Visit the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy at