Scholarship Winner in Oakland Press

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Pontiac Academy for Excellence student earns Winning Futures scholarship Written by Dave Phillips “A mentorship program at Pontiac Academy for Excellence is instilling confidence and teaching skills to students at the charter school, according to a junior who earned a scholarship through it. During the 2014-15 school year, Winning Futures has seen 66 PAE participants, who … [ read more ]

Leon Peterson’s Story

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“Entering a class room with a group of adults I’d never met before was very intimidating”; Those were the words Leon Peterson used to describe his first Winning Futures Session. “I had no idea of what to expect, I knew it sounded cool but, I had no idea what I was getting into.  I just … [ read more ]

Donna Rochester’s Story

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My mentee is a Winning Futures success story! She graduated Community High and is now in her second college semester studying physical therapy and will be traveling to England this spring followed by a study semester in Greece. But none of this was ever her plan before joining Winning Futures. Back then; she faced some … [ read more ]

Suits Delivered from Project Pinstripe!

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    On March 28, 2015 mentees from Winning Futures along with other young men from Detroit and surrounding areas received a free suit and valuable job coaching through Project Pinstripe, a not-for-profit organization managed by Tom James. They gained the skills and attire to continue building a positive, business centered mind frame. This week the … [ read more ]

Mary Innes’ Story

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In 2011, I participated in the Winning Futures program at Warren Mott High School. The organization teaches many principles that I believe students do not receive in depth through the public school system. Through Winning Futures I learned to have vision for my future and to prepare a plan to be successful. To this day … [ read more ]

Elena Kapintcheva’s Story

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I had just moved to USA and could be profiled as a sad, nostalgic, bordering depression teenager not letting go of the past memories and unable to see the marvels of the future. The once called “sunshine” had become an array of sadness with no traces of the once wide smile. Until I met Laurie. … [ read more ]

The Power of Networking

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In our Winning Futures classes, we teach our students the power of networking. They learn the skills needed to both develop their network using resources like Linked In, and maintain it by keeping regular touch points with their contacts. We know gaining relational skills and developing a strong professional network is what will put our … [ read more ]

Katie Pusz’s

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Since Winning Futures, I’ve gone on to study public relations full-time at Wayne State University. I’m currently finishing my sophomore year, and am on an accelerated track to graduating with my Bachelor of Arts degree in three years. While I attend class four days a week, my time at WSU expands far beyond the classrooms. … [ read more ]

Vincent Velasco’s Story

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Since my graduation in from Warren Mott High School in 2011, I have gone on to take everything the program taught me and use it in the real world. Shortly after I graduated from Warren Mott, I started working full-time right out of high school, to help pay my way through college. I am currently … [ read more ]

Is Your Company a Mentoring Champion?

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With only a few more weeks left in our Mentoring Program for 2015-2016, we are beginning to gear up for next school year. With over 600 students each year across 7 schools, we are looking to fill volunteer slots for over 160 mentors for our full year program! It’s a big task and growing every … [ read more ]