News & Updates

News & Updates

One Simple Way to Maintain Rapport with your Mentee over the Holiday Break

December 15, 2016

Tis the season for celebration, joy and peace. Many of us have time off from our usual obligations and can spend more time with our loved ones. However, not everyone enjoys the holiday season. The holidays can be especially tough for teens who are coping with family issues, a recent… Read More


Welcome New Board Member Hadas Bernard

November 30, 2016

Hadas Bernard, Director at Bernard Financial Group, has recently been elected as a new board member and will be serving a three-year term to help bring in new resources. About joining the Winning Futures Board, Hadas says, “Michigan students deserve and want direction on careers and higher education. Winning Futures… Read More


The Three Types of Values Students Should Explore

November 11, 2016 ,

Part of preparing students to be self-reliant and successful means helping them find a space where they “fit in”. The process of finding this space includes helping them discover what is important to them and what their values are. When students understand their values, they are driven, focused, and able… Read More


Five Things You Need to Know about Mentoring

October 26, 2016

Mentoring is one of the most rewarding and impactful things an adult can do for a student. “A small amount of time invested on your part to share your expertise can open up a new world for someone else,” states Mark Zuckerberg. Students with mentors benefit from having a supportive,… Read More


Our 18th Annual Golf Classic was a Success

September 16, 2016

On Monday, September 12, 2016 250 golfers and 49 sponsors helped raise $110,000 for our life skills and job readiness mentoring programs. The day was a complete success. The weather was perfect for golfing and the attendees enjoyed the experience of golfing at Indianwood Country Club, a renowned course that… Read More


Winning Futures Partners with Lawrence Technological University’s Summer Connections Program

August 25, 2016

On Monday, August 15, 2016, Winning Futures partnered with Lawrence Technological University’s Summer Connections program to teach incoming freshman goal-setting and strategic planning tools to help them excel in college. Summer Connections is offered by Lawrence Tech to help first-year students become familiar with the expectations of college life. Together… Read More


Lear Interns Gain Real World Experience

August 18, 2016

This summer, five Winning Futures students were selected to participate in the Lear Automotive Youth Academy. For five weeks, students were employed in a unique internship program. Each week the interns spent part of their time on the campus of Wayne State University and the remainder of the week at… Read More


Four Qualities You Need to be a Winning Mentor

August 12, 2016

When it comes to mentoring, there are tons of resources available to explain how to be a winning mentor. At Winning Futures, we have partnered with business professionals to mentor youth since 1994. Over the years we’ve noticed a few qualities that all of our best mentors seem to share.… Read More


Welcome New Board Member, Monica Labe

August 8, 2016

[caption id="attachment_2671" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Monica Labe[/caption] Monica Labe, Partner and Deputy CEO in charge of Practice Management and Business Development/Marketing of Dickinson Wright PLLC, has recently been elected as a new board member and will be serving a three year term with us to help bring in new funders and… Read More


Three Big Reasons All Teens Need Mentors

August 2, 2016 ,

Three Big Reasons All Teens Need Mentors Teens need mentors. Not just “troubled teens” but all teens. They need guidance from the outside, and a wise person in their corner that they can trust. Teens don’t just need someone to talk to about their day with however; there are three… Read More