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A career mentor’s Journey: From being nervous at the first session to beaming with pride at the last session, we will follow a group of volunteers throughout the year starting with this first of four blog series.

Male mentor with male student in classroom
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Career mentors are the most integral part of our work when connecting with high school and college students in our Workforce Prep and College Success Mentoring program. For new career mentors, the process of getting started can feel like they are embarking on the unknown. Some also feel nervous about … Read More »

$44,000 in scholarships awarded to 18 students, seven career mentors honored for their dedication, and all of our annual sponsors recognized for their generous support

2023 Awards Celebration Student photo
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We held our 29th Annual Awards Celebration on June 6, 2023, at Club Venetian in Madison Heights, and awarded $44,000 in scholarships to 18 students from our Workforce Prep program. We also honored seven career mentors for their five or ten year volunteer anniversary and recognized all of our sponsors … Read More »

Welcome Our New Board Member, Reggie Roland, Principal Director of Partnerships at Interior Environments

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Reggie Roland, principal director of partnerships at Interior Environments, is the newest member of our Board of Directors. “I’m honored and thankful to share that I have aligned with Winning Futures as a board member. I have always had a passion for supporting my community. This board position allows me … Read More »

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 »

The Surprising Benefits of Being a Volunteer

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Nonprofit organizations, like Winning Futures, depend on the giving nature of volunteers. By donating your time, knowledge, and experiences you can help others feel empowered, facilitate change and help reduce costs. All this because of who you are and what you can offer. Of course, at its core, volunteering is … Read More »