Graduation achievement and community leadership drive new Michigan initiative

leadership-academyMichigan students looking for flexible learning opportunities will soon be able to earn their high school diploma online while developing into agents of change in their local communities.

Through diverse community and business partnerships, the Heroic Leadership Academy in Flint, Mich., will combine comprehensive supports in education and leadership training for at-risk students.

The academy, which will open with the 2015-16 school year, is designed to help students ages 15-19 harness their existing qualities and become “heroic leaders,” according to a press release on the school.

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