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OUR STUDENTS | OUR MENTORS

We empower high school and college students to achieve the life they dream of through our seven-year workforce prep and mentoring programs. Our career mentors are local business professionals who leave a lasting impact on students across Metro Detroit. They help students figure out what they will do after high school and learn the life, job readiness, and strategic planning skills they will need to be successful.

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OUR STUDENTS | OUR MENTORS

We empower high school and college students to achieve the life they dream of through our seven-year workforce prep and mentoring programs.

Our career mentors are local business professionals who leave a lasting impact on students across Metro Detroit. They help students figure out what they will do after high school and learn the life, job readiness, and strategic planning skills they will need to be successful.

Since 1994 we have impacted over 50,000 students and awarded over $2.1 million in scholarships.

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“Winning Futures helped me figure out how to turn the best parts of myself into a career that I love.” Katie, Winning Futures Alum

NEWS & UPDATES

Male mentor with male student in classroom

A career mentor’s Journey: From being nervous at the first session to beaming with pride at the last session, we will follow a group of volunteers throughout the year starting with this first of four blog series.

Career mentors are the most integral part of our work when connecting with high school and college students in our Workforce Prep and College Success Mentoring program. For new career mentors, the process of getting started can feel like they are embarking on the unknown. Some also feel nervous about ... Read More »
We’re celebrating 30 years of empowering students to succeed and we’re ready for the next 30!

We’re celebrating 30 years of empowering students to succeed and we’re ready for the next 30!

A message from President and CEO, Kristina Marshall, 1994-95 Winning Futures alum:  It’s hard to believe, but the 2023-24 school year marks the 30th anniversary of our Workforce Prep program. Here’s a quick look at how we started, where we are today, and the direction we’re headed. Thiry years ago, ... Read More »
Angelica Tibbitts’ dream is coming true. She is the first in her family to graduate from high school and now she’s about to graduate from college.

Angelica Tibbitts’ dream is coming true. She is the first in her family to graduate from high school and now she’s about to graduate from college.

For many people, breaking the cycle of poverty seems impossible. For Angelica Tibbitts, it’s her dream and it’s coming true. High school can be a difficult time for teenagers. While many struggle with relationships, homework, or what to wear to school, for Angelica, it was more like, “Where am I ... Read More »