The D and the Leader in Me


During the winter of 2019 more than 30 Detroit high school sophomores and juniors will collaborate with Mike Ilitch School of Business students and law enforcement officers in the D and the Leader in Me program. The Lear Innovation Center, Detroit City Hall are among the 10 host sites for the Saturday sessions.

Inviting Detroit’s youth to the table enriches the leadership skills not only of college prep students, but also introduces citizens to job opportunities with corporations, nonprofits and influential civic leaders. Additionally, the Detroit Police Department Leadership Academy participants will earn college credit.

The school of business is committed to sustaining this program after the grant. Alumni from this program and the school are part of the long-term sustainability plan.