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Since 1998, Kristina Marshall has been advancing Winning Futures to be a top-rate school-based mentoring program. In fact, in 1994, Kris was in the first student group to participate in Winning Futures in the Warren Consolidated School District and Sam Cupp, the program’s founder, was her personal mentor. Kris has made the organization her life’s mission.
She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Michigan Technological University, a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Oakland University, is a graduate of Leadership Macomb and of the Michigan Nonprofit Association’s Executive Leadership Fellows. Kris has received numerous awards including the 2005 RARE Foundation “Everyday Hero Award”, the 2006 International Athena Award for Women in Leadership, Crain Detroit’s “40 under 40” award in 2008, the Women Officials’ Network “Wonder Woman Award for Distinguished Advocate for Youth” in 2011, Michigan Technological University’s 2012 Outstanding Young Alumni Award, and more.
Kris speaks nationally about mentoring, implementing youth development activities that focus on life skills, goal setting, and career planning, and the importance of creating corporate mentoring programs to develop your employees. She is the previous Chair of the Mentor Michigan Providers Council, has been appointed to the Mentor Michigan Leadership Council, and is the President Elect for EO Detroit (The Entrepreneur Organization).