From Shy to Aiming High

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“I used to be really shy and quiet. I felt like I didn’t fit in with other people,” Claudia Ware, a graduate of Cornerstone Health + Technology High School, said of her years in middle school and early high school. “I remember getting made fun of and bullied a lot, but I would just keep … [ read more ]

Keys to College helps South Lake student set sail for a career

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Anthony Conte was excited to participate in Winning Futures’ Keys to College program at South Lake High School. “I thought it was going to benefit me, I had no idea just how much.” The K2C program focuses on simplifying the continuing education process and career planning. Anthony wasn’t sure if wanted to attend college right … [ read more ]

Hope Regained: Faheem Mumin’s Story

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When Faheem Mumin was a student at Butcher Community High School, he lost hope. He was behind on credits and was told he wouldn’t be able to graduate on time. That’s when he was introduced to Winning Futures and mentor Scott. Faheem said Scott would meet him after school and help him write his school … [ read more ]

Learning Key Ingredients for a Successful Life

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  Nicholas Clarke has at least three key ingredients for a successful life: a good attitude, a good work ethic, and good connections. Those life skills were developed or nurtured during Winning Futures’ 22-week program in which students work with mentors to consider their futures and determine the steps necessary to reach their goals. The … [ read more ]

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 ]