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Our 2020-21 school year has been redesigned to address COVID-19 challenges and provide our students with safe, fun, and effective support. Three programs will support students who are currently in high school and our fourth program will support Winning Futures alumni who are currently enrolled in a continuing education program (college, trade school, apprenticeship, etc.). Interaction with mentors and coaches will be virtual and one-on-one. All students will be eligible to apply for a Winning Futures scholarship ($1,000 - $2,500 each) and receive incentives for meeting attendance expectations.

Our 2020-21 program includes these four models:

  1. One-on-One Virtual Mentoring: This program is for students who were in last year’s program at one of our participating schools. Each session will include a brief video lesson and mentoring through an online platform. The content builds upon the previous year’s curriculum and focuses on positive attitude, perseverance, overcoming obstacles, and exploring careers and continuing education. Learn more or sign up online.
  2. Virtual School-Based Mentoring: This program is for students at our participating partner schools. Sessions will start with a staff member leading a brief virtual lesson and activity. Then students will meet virtually with their mentor who will reinforce the day’s lesson through supportive discussion. Topics will include goal setting, career exploration, continuing education, and life skills development.
  3. Workshop Series: This program is for our other six partner schools when they open for in-person education. We will host half-day workshops focused on researching, selecting, and applying for continuing education (college, trade school, or other), professional communication skills, creating a resume, and interviewing skills. Volunteers from the business and education communities will engage students virtually throughout each workshop.
  4. College Success Mentoring: This program is for our alumni or Detroit Promise students who are currently enrolled in continuing education (college, trade school, or other). Alumni will be paired with a staff member or veteran mentor for bi-weekly mentoring calls and support. Topics will focus on developing professional skills, supporting their emotional needs, and staying in school. Learn more or sign up online.

Learn more about our 2020-21 program and how you can get involved by contacting Cindy Kluz at or 586-698-4088.

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