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Black Male Career Mentors: You are the Key to Inspiring the Next Generation

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I had the privilege of meeting with one of our most dynamic career mentor-student pairings, Aubin Williams and Aidan Watkins. Williams is the president and CEO of Ekklesia Building Corporation, a general contracting, program management, and construction company. Watkins is a 19-year-old full-time student at Wayne County Community College studying … Read More »

Paying It Forward as a Career Mentor

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Pay it forward is an expression for when the recipient of kindness does something kind in turn for someone else rather than simply accepting or repaying the original good deed.   Tamara Taylor, complexity lead at Stellantis, has been the recipient of many acts of kindness and encouragement throughout her … Read More »

$50,000 Awarded and 17 Mentors Honored, Our 2022 Awards Celebration in Review

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Our 28th Annual Awards Celebration was held on May 17, 2022, at The Gazebo Banquet Center in Warren. We awarded a grand total of $50,000 to 24 phenomenal students from our Workforce Prep program. We also honored 17 dedicated local business professionals who completed their fifth year as career mentors!  … Read More »

Why Career Mentors Matter

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Our Workforce Prep Program is designed to support teenagers and for good reason. Adolescence is a time when youth search for a sense of identity, and the belief that they can accomplish their chosen dreams.  That self-belief touches every aspect of a young person’s life and can determine whether they … Read More »

Celebrating our Awesome Mentors this National Mentoring Month

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National Mentoring Month brings us the opportunity to recognize the power of one-on-one relationships that help young people find and follow their passions, identify interesting career paths, and pursue their dreams.  While our mentors all come from the Metro Detroit community and represent a wide range of industries, there’s one common thread … Read More »

Empowering, Zoom Conquering – These are our Mentors

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  Our mentors come from every nook and cranny in the Metro Detroit business world. From small mom and pop shops to large international corporations, you’ll find in our ranks everything from entrepreneurs to presidents. One thing they all have in common is this – they’re making a real and … Read More »

Supporting Employee Volunteerism is a Win-Win-Win-Win Scenario

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   Offering your employees the opportunity to mentor a Metro Detroit high school student in our Workforce Prep program is a win for all involved! It only takes a 30-minute virtual or in-person mentor recruitment presentation to get started. For more information contact Kris Marshall at Kris@WinningFutures.org or 248-709-4488.  For employers, encouraging and supporting employee participation in community-based … Read More »