University of Michigan Student Reminisces about his Experience in the Winning Futures Program

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Cass Technical High School graduate, Travon Jefferson, has been doing really well since participating in the Winning Futures mentoring program. “After graduating in 2012, I enrolled at the University of Michigan as a full-time student and have made several academic and social accomplishments. From getting into the School of Education my junior year, to holding … [ read more ]

Teletha Millender’s Story

Teletha Millender’s Story
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My name is Teletha Millender. Since participating in Winning Futures and graduating from Harper Woods High School I’ve continued my education. Currently I’m a student at Eastern University where I’m majoring in dentistry.  Right now I’m working at a home care facility as I prepare to move on to bigger and better things. My experience … [ read more ]

Melvin Akins’ Story

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After finishing High School I decided to leave Detroit and start my educational journey in a new environment at Baker College, studying Business Entrepreneurship. I continue to set short and long-term goals that have helped me achieve great things and help enlarge my opportunities in life. As my journey started the first week of classes, I made the decision to start … [ read more ]

Shannan B Lucas’ Story

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I’m now 21, no children and work and attend Wayne State University. Since Winning Futures  I have encountered some challenges that may seem more severe than others. After graduating high school in 2011 I proceeded to college as a normal high school student is expected to. I went to WCCCD for a while  and took … [ read more ]

Janae Register’s Story

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I am currently in my third year at Michigan State double majoring in Criminal Justice and Social Relations and Policy working towards my Bachelor’s Degree. I’m  working an on campus job at the moment. I spend most of my time doing school work, working, campus organizations, and sleep when I finally get a chance. I … [ read more ]

Chloe Lucas’ Story

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Before I started going to Winning Futures, I always knew that I was going to go to college. That was always a given for me. My mom went to college and my sister is in college. So I knew that for me not to go to college was not an option. Yet I still didn’t … [ read more ]

Leon Peterson’s Story

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“Entering a class room with a group of adults I’d never met before was very intimidating”; Those were the words Leon Peterson used to describe his first Winning Futures Session. “I had no idea of what to expect, I knew it sounded cool but, I had no idea what I was getting into.  I just … [ read more ]

Donna Rochester’s Story

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My mentee is a Winning Futures success story! She graduated Community High and is now in her second college semester studying physical therapy and will be traveling to England this spring followed by a study semester in Greece. But none of this was ever her plan before joining Winning Futures. Back then; she faced some … [ read more ]