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Jordan Manning

Jordan Manning, Student, Grand Valley State University,
Winning Futures Class of 2018

Jordan had many big ideas for his future while a student at Pontiac Academy for Excellence. His mentor, Jonathan Smet, automated driving validation engineer at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, helped him narrow down his interests and create a plan to achieve his goals. Jordan focused on improving his grades and won our Student of The Year award for Pontiac Academy for Excellence. Today, Jordan is a student at Grand Valley State University where he is studying graphic design.

“My Winning Futures experience helped make the building blocks that got me to where I am now,” said Jordan. “Having a mentor in high school motivated me to stay focused on my grades and helped me get into college. The lessons I learned in Winning Futures will stick with me throughout my life.”