Winning Futures awards students continuing-education scholarships based on what they have learned during the program. Students are eligible to apply for the scholarship while enrolled in our program with good-standing attendance. Test scores and GPA are not considered for their application and they can use the funds for any type of continuing education. To apply, students write an essay about their five-year strategic plan and participate in a mock interview to practice the skills they have learned. Local business and community leaders score the essays and volunteer as interview judges to give the students real-world experience. The sign up is now available for both essay readers and interviews. Click on the link below to see the dates, times, and locations that are available.
Mentors prepare students to have successful careers and personal lives through the development of character values, goal setting, and strategic plans. Students find their mentoring experience invaluable. Mentoring provides students with an opportunity to learn about other professions, and to meet someone outside the classroom who can provide guidance, share personal and professional experiences, and serve as a role model. Winning Futures makes it easy because we provide mentors with a structured setting and topic-based activities to complete with their mentees.
For more information about how to become a mentor, please click here.
Interested in mentoring, but not sure you can commit to volunteering every week? Want to try out mentoring before you apply for the full-year program? Volunteer as a one-time mentor in our summer program! Volunteers with 7th – 8th grade boys and girls in a structured classroom setting during our summer program. One-time volunteers will work with 3-5 students on fun, hands-on activities based around goal setting, positive attitude, and team work. Volunteers will receive a training email to prepare for the class. This volunteer option allows you to choose the day and time that works best with your schedule. You can volunteer once or as many times as you would like. We begin recruiting mentors in the late spring and early summer and the summer program takes place in mid-July.
Volunteer at Event
Winning Futures hosts two large fundraising events each year. Our Corks and Forks Wine Event takes place in February at the Townsend Hotel and the Lear Golf Classic happens in September at the Indianwood Country Club in Lake Orien. Volunteers assist at the event by pouring wine, directing guests, taking photographs, etc.
If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please complete our Interest Form and we will be in touch about how to sign up.