Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch spent time hosting a Q&A session at the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy in Detroit this week, visiting with the freshman class at Rose's school.
Two classrooms full of students from the 120 freshman class won an essay contest at the school. They were treated an opportunity to talk with Tulloch, Lions wide receiver Rashied Davis and the founder of the school, Rose himself.
Tulloch shared his story of growing up in Miami in a single parent home, and left the students with a strong message.
"Fighting for what you want in life," Tulloch said. "Hard work pays off. When people tell you, 'You can't do it,' you go out there and prove 'em wrong."
Above all, Tulloch told the students: "Be the best person you can be."
The Jalen Rose Leadership Academy was established in 2011 to provide a leadership-focused experience within a high-performing high school that engages and inspire Detroit area youth to achieve at the rigorous level necessary to ultimately graduate with a college degree and thrive in life.
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.
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