Detroit Lions Academy


A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on September 12, 2014 at the Detroit Lions Academy marking the sixth Project Phoenix Learning Center funded by The Jim and Cheryl Caldwell Foundation. 

The Detroit Lions Academy, located on Detroit’s eastside, is an alternative education school for grades 6-8. The school offers students a comprehensive learning environment, preparing each individual for a successful high school experience.  The NFL Detroit Lions Organization are very instrumental within the school from volunteering, mentoring and donating resources to ensure the students are attaining a quality education. 

The Project Phoenix Learning Center includes twenty new computers, a Promethean ActivBoard, ActivSlates, ActivExpressions, network printer, Internet accessibility and specialized interactive software.

“Our school is happy to accept such a wonderful gift to integrate into our academic program,” said Cheryl White, Principal of Detroit Lions Academy.

Detroit Lions Academy PPLC is fully functional and providing services for limited students. As result of the necessity to increase their instructional needs, the lab is being used mostly for a new class. This has limited the opportunities for all students to use this equipment. The limits are only for school-based testing when testing is required. The Principal is asking for a mobile lab to provide technological access for classrooms throughout the school. Their desired needs are:

•  20 Laptop Computers - Provides Mobile opportunity

•  1 Cart - Provides mobility, security and power for laptops

•  2 Interactive Projectors - Provides mobile solution for interactive whiteboard-like engagement from class to class

•  LTL Suggested New Software Solution