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Mission

About Winning Futures

Celebrating our 25th anniversary, we are a nationally recognized and award-winning expert in empowering high school students to succeed. Through our evidence-based and structured Workforce Prep program, student throughout Metro Detroit are immersed in a four-year experiential curriculum that begins in tenth grade and continues through one year post high school. The program includes in-class mentoring, life skills development, goal setting, job readiness training, and career exploration. With help from volunteer mentors and partnerships with the business community, students are transformed into self-reliant, employable, and productive adults with defined academic and career goals, and highly desirable workforce skills. Since 1994, we have positively impacted 49,000 students and awarded $1.9 million in scholarships.

Mission

To be an exemplary business-education partnership that inspires and prepares teens to be successful in a career through workforce preparation, life skills development, strategic planning, mentoring, and scholarship programs.

Vision

To be a strong mentoring organization that has a long-term, positive impact on youth and the community. To be the essence of excellence in mentorship.

Our Commitment to Diversity

To accomplish our mission, we believe that we must be responsive to the needs of everyone who receives our services. We implement and improve programs using information and input from our stakeholders: students, mentors, volunteers, educators, funders, board, and staff. We value people of all backgrounds irrespective of their gender, race, ethnic origin, disability, age, nationality, national origin, sexuality, religion, belief, marital status, or social class. We foster an environment of respect, openness, learning, integrity, and honesty. Our commitment to inclusiveness is evident in our organizational policies, procedures, and strategic plan.

 

“The mentors and business partners are creating a community of caring, focused young people who will strengthen our future and our nation. Together, we empower students to reach personal success.”Kris Marshall
President & CEO
Winning Futures