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25 From 25: Angelica Powe

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Angelica Powe, Student, Michigan State University, Winning Futures Class of 2016 While a senior at Cass Technical High School, Angelica lost her dad and desperately needed help staying motivated and focused on her schoolwork. Angelica’s mentor, Andrea Spade, division operations manager at Kelly Services, gave Angelica constant encouragement, helping her … Read More »

25 From 25: Jose House

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Jose House, Student, Eastern Michigan University, Winning Futures Class of 2015 As a sophomore at Cass Technical High School Jose was focused on succeeding in school and making sure he got accepted to college. His mentor, Josh Berg, director of innovation ventures at Magna, was always there for him, giving … Read More »

25 From 25: Belinda Cargile

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Belinda Cargile, Student, University of Michigan, Winning Futures Class of 2017 As a student at Madison High School, Belinda knew what she wanted to do. The only problem was she struggled with procrastination and lacked the proper tools to make her dream a reality. Her mentor, Monica Labe, member of … Read More »

25 From 25: Jason Gordon

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Jason Gordon, National Manager of Petrochemical and Utilities, Allied Universal Security Services, Winning Futures Class of 2002 Jason was in the Winning Futures program during his sophomore, junior, and senior years at Warren Mott High School. His mentor, Duane Marshall, owner of Pure Business Process, helped him maintain a positive … Read More »

25 From 25: Richard Russell

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Richard Russell, Student, Eastern Michigan University, Winning Futures Class of 2018 When Richard was a student at Warren Mott High School, he wasn’t sure about his goals or how to achieve them. He was a shy kid who lacked self-esteem and male role models in his life. That changed when … Read More »

25 From 25: Brittani Lipsey

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Brittani Lipsey, Student, University of Michigan, Winning Futures Class of 2018 As a student at Harper Woods High School, Brittani struggled with knowing what she would do after graduating. Her mentor, Regine Bile, manager at General Motors, helped her create a vision for her future and craft a strategic five-year … Read More »

25 From 25: Alyssa Bacha

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Alyssa Bacha, Sales Director, LoanCraft, Winning Futures Class of 1998 When Alyssa was a student at Cousino High School, she struggled to envision what she wanted for her future. With help from her Winning Futures facilitator, Laurie Tarter, she assessed her skills and interests and created a resume and five-year … Read More »

25 From 25: Tom Zara

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Tom Zara, Tutor and Business Owner, Zara Tutoring, Winning Futures Class of 2001 While a student at Warren Mott High School, Tom had a series of surgeries that limited his mobility and affected his motivation. With help from his Winning Futures mentor, Tom learned about goal setting, overcoming adversity, and … Read More »

25 From 25: Hollie Gilmore

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Hollie Gilmore, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Winning Futures Class of 2000 As a teen at Warren Mott High School, Hollie struggled with depression and low self-esteem. She knew college would be great for her but didn’t have the money. Classroom facilitator and Warren Consolidated Schools teacher, … Read More »

25 From 25: Matthew Alexander

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Matthew Alexander, Student, Wayne State University Winning Futures Class of 2017 Matthew was a smart kid who didn’t prioritize school when he was a student at Cass Technical High School in Detroit. His mentor Jack Dolan, executive vice president of the Americas at A2Mac1 – Automotive Benchmarking, inspired Matthew to … Read More »