Winning Futures grad takes new-found social confidence to Harvard

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If you were to visit a Harvard University freshman computer science classroom this year, you just might see Winning Futures graduate T’Ajmal Hogue chatting confidently with her fellow classmates. If you had seen her as a sophomore at Cass Tech High School, she likely would have been standing alone. “I would excel academically, but that … [ read more ]

From Shy to Aiming High

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“I used to be really shy and quiet. I felt like I didn’t fit in with other people,” Claudia Ware, a graduate of Cornerstone Health + Technology High School, said of her years in middle school and early high school. “I remember getting made fun of and bullied a lot, but I would just keep … [ read more ]

Keys to College helps South Lake student set sail for a career

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Anthony Conte was excited to participate in Winning Futures’ Keys to College program at South Lake High School. “I thought it was going to benefit me, I had no idea just how much.” The K2C program focuses on simplifying the continuing education process and career planning. Anthony wasn’t sure if wanted to attend college right … [ read more ]

Hope Regained: Faheem Mumin’s Story

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When Faheem Mumin was a student at Butcher Community High School, he lost hope. He was behind on credits and was told he wouldn’t be able to graduate on time. That’s when he was introduced to Winning Futures and mentor Scott. Faheem said Scott would meet him after school and help him write his school … [ read more ]

Learning Key Ingredients for a Successful Life

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  Nicholas Clarke has at least three key ingredients for a successful life: a good attitude, a good work ethic, and good connections. Those life skills were developed or nurtured during Winning Futures’ 22-week program in which students work with mentors to consider their futures and determine the steps necessary to reach their goals. The … [ read more ]

Claudia Ware Stepped out of Her Comfort Zone, into a Bright Future

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Winning Futures helps students step out of their comfort zones by instilling in them the importance of team work, self-reflection, and vision casting. We spoke with one Winning Futures mentee, Claudia Ware, about how the program has impacted her. Like many students her age, Claudia faced obstacles in school she once thought to be too … [ read more ]

Alumnus Nicholas Clarke is Soaring at Albion College

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Winning Futures alumnus Nicholas Clarke says that the Winning Futures program helped him discover what he wants out of life. In our 22-week program, students work with their mentors to learn the process of setting SMART goals, visualizing their futures, and honing in on the skills and characteristics it takes to be successful. “Before Winning … [ read more ]

University of Michigan Student Reminisces about his Experience in the Winning Futures Program

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Cass Technical High School graduate, Travon Jefferson, has been doing really well since participating in the Winning Futures mentoring program. “After graduating in 2012, I enrolled at the University of Michigan as a full-time student and have made several academic and social accomplishments. From getting into the School of Education my junior year, to holding … [ read more ]