Dear Timberwolves fans,
(This includes Derrick Rose fans).
Your hero, Derrick Rose, made the headlines:
I'm excited to share the launch of The Rose Scholars program, a scholarship program which seeks to give high school students the opportunity they need to make their dreams a reality.
— Derrick Rose (@drose) August 1, 2018
He’s following Lebron’s footsteps, some could argue:
The jitters before the first day of school are real right now!!! Tomorrow is going to be one of the greatest moments (if not the greatest) of my life when we open the #IPROMISE School. This skinny kid from Akron who missed 83 days of school in the 4th grade had big dreams… https://t.co/PwmRaHRfng
— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 29, 2018
Okay, this isn’t an article praising Derrick Rose for his philanthropy. You could find those articles if you do a simple google search.
What I’ll be talking about with you today, Timberwolves fans—and fans of Derrick Rose, the basketball player and the person—is the Rose Scholars Program.
No, I’m not here to summarize the program’s mission statement, guidelines, etc. What I’ll do is assess the Rose Scholars program from the perspective of a high school graduate, and give you my two cents.
Before I begin, full disclosure: I have a BA, so the program is obviously not targeting me. The money is for those who are in need, so my audience today are basketball fans of all ages who are in high school.
(This includes you, Timberwolves fans)
Alright, alright. Now that I laid out my game rules, let’s go back in time and suppose that I’m a high school junior…