With help from donors, students from our Workforce Prep program are excelling. Make your 2021 donation today!
Amaya Davis was in our program at Warren Mott High School for three years. She just started her freshman year at Oakland Community College where she will study marketing.
“I was struggling. I was lost and completely unprepared for life after graduation,” said Amaya. “With help from my mentor, I did a complete 180. My grades improved and I solidified my post high school plans and career path.”
Jerry Porter was in our program at Cass Tech High School. He graduated from Wayne State with a degree in accounting and recently took a job at Invest Detroit.
“Nobody in my family graduated from college,” said Jerry. “They couldn’t teach me how to be successful. My mentor taught me about the principles of vision, goal, plan, commitment, and success. He helped me shape my vision into a reality.”
Our students must tackle a variety of challenges as they work to achieve success. Some are unmotivated or uninspired. Some know what they want, but don’t know how to get it. Others are dealing with much more severe challenges, like poverty and depression. And now, with COVID-19, these challenges are even worse.
Our program helps students get excited about their future and learn how to be successful. With local business professionals who serve as mentors, students explore careers while learning critical life and job readiness skills. They leave our program motivated and better prepared to overcome challenges, and with defined academic and career goals.
As we enter the holiday season and 2021 comes to an end, consider supporting our students by donating today. Your support will make a real and meaningful impact for our students, their families, the communities in which they live, and the employers for which they will eventually work.