U-M Ross students teach leadership lessons in a Detroit high school

At Cornerstone Leadership & Business Private High School in Detroit, students like freshmen Iymari Sanford and Kennedie Ross are never bored. They juggle the demands of a rigorous college-prep curriculum and numerous extracurricular activities, all the while trying to maintain the social life of your typical Gen Z teenager. For Sanford and Ross, they don’t mind the hustle and bustle — in fact, they thrive on it.

Their latest activity is part of a course co-taught by 12 students in the Masters of Accounting Program at Michigan Ross. The program is, focused on helping Sanford, Ross and their classmates learn important leadership skills.

“Profiles in Leadership” is part of a partnership launched this fall between the the business school’s MAcc Program, the Sanger Leadership Center, Deloitte and Cornerstone. It uses the Michigan Model of Leadership to teach 10th and 12th graders about leadership styles and dynamics.

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