Time magazine profiles University of Detroit Jesuit High School, the only Catholic college-prep school left in the city. Last year, 99 percent of its graduates were accepted into college. Most students volunteer some of their time in community projects.
Students are told hundreds of times during their education at U of D that they are training to become community leaders, what the Jesuits call “men for others.” The phrase comes up in nearly every conversation with current and former students. “It’s kinda corny,” says Keith Ellison, class of 1981 and a Democratic Congressman from Minnesota, “but that motto really made me think about service. And it set a course for what I’m doing with my life now.”