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Winning Futures Alum Helps Battle COVID-19

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Tamia Brooks (left) participated in our program at Harper Woods High School and was mentored by Ursula Douglas, Managing Partner, Sprout Consulting Group (center). Tamia Brooks never thought she’s be in the trenches fighting a worldwide pandemic. But that’s exactly where she is. Tamia attended our Workforce Prep program as … Read More »

25 From 25: Rosa Majeed

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Rosa Majeed, Marketing Liaison, St. Mary’s Rehabilitation, Winning Futures Class of 2012 As a young Arabic woman, Rosa endured judgmental comments and sneering looks from peers who didn’t know her or understand her culture. Her grades declined and she wasn’t sure she would graduate from high school. Her mentor, Carol … Read More »

25 From 25: Jordan Manning

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Jordan Manning, Student, Grand Valley State University, Winning Futures Class of 2018 Jordan had many big ideas for his future while a student at Pontiac Academy for Excellence. His mentor, Jonathan Smet, automated driving validation engineer at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, helped him narrow down his interests and create a plan … Read More »

25 From 25: Katie Filion

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Katie Filion, Student, Michigan State University, Winning Futures Class of 2017 As a student at Warren Mott High School, Katie was confused about her college academic plans. Her mentor, Julie Osburn, director at Wayne State University, helped Katie figure out her interests and identify a career path that aligned with … Read More »

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 »