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Our 2022-23 curriculum features enhanced strategies related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, asset-based language, and social and emotional learning. We also launched year 6 of our 7-year program.

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Our program has always focused on the empowerment of our students. While our impact has been significant, we are aware that the challenges our students face are constantly changing and that we need to respond accordingly.   With 90 percent of our students being people of color and 75 percent … Read More »

Todd Kennedy, Vice President Global GM Seating at Lear, Joins Board of Directors

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We are pleased to announce that Todd Kennedy has joined our Board of Directors. Todd is the vice president global GM seating at Lear. “Being a father, I understand the importance and desire to prepare teens to be self-sufficient, productive members of the community. Through education and mentoring we can … 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 »

Tony Tomczak and Brandon Leslie Appointed New Board Members

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Left: Tony Tomczak, Vice President of Corporate Services and Chief Procurement Officer for DTE Energy Right: Brandon Leslie, Vice President – Industrial at Barton Malow We welcome Tony Tomczak, vice president of corporate services and chief procurement officer for DTE Energy, and Brandon Leslie, vice president – industrial at Barton … Read More »

In-Kind Items Needed for Corks & Forks

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We are seeking fun and interesting items that will be used as auction or raffle items at upcoming events. All proceeds support our 2021-22 Workforce Prep students. Suggested items include: TICKETS to a super cool show, game, or special event. GIFT CERTIFICATES for amazing restaurants, posh hotels, or other unique … Read More »

The Online Shift: A Teacher’s Perspective

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Monique Lake, science teacher at Harper Woods High School. Embracing the shift Traditionally, “going to school” has been the place where students and teachers meet each day for the purposes of instilling knowledge and wonder, but the unexpected COVID-19 pandemic shifted that, and sent teachers and students scrambling to figure … Read More »