Volunteers are critical to our student’s success. With help from local business professionals, we engage students in a multi-year experiential curriculum that includes mentoring, life skills development, goal setting, job readiness training, career exploration, and college success coaching. Check out these opportunities to get involved and fill out our General Interest Form to be considered. For more information, contact Sakiya Duncan at Sakiya@WinningFutures.org or 586-698-4077.
Mentoring is safe, fun, and impactful! Our mentors come from the local business community. With training and ongoing support, they meet with students weekly, online or in person, from November through May, and participate in fun activities that support our program’s curriculum. Depending on COVID safety measures and school policy, up to eight of these 16 sessions might occur in school and in person. All remaining sessions are virtual.
Mentors make real and meaningful differences for their students, the communities in which they live, and the companies at which they will eventually work. Students leave the program informed, motivated, and better equipped to overcome challenges.
We oftentimes have short-term or one-time opportunities for involvement. These typically include a few hours on a specific day or spread over a few days. All involve working with our students, helping them develop the motivation, knowledge, and skills they will need to be successful. Fill out a General Interest Form if you’d like to be considered. For more information, contact Sakiya Duncan at Sakiya@WinningFutures.org or 586-698-4077.
- Scholarship Judging: Since 1994, we have awarded more than $1.9 million in scholarships to our students. As part of the annual selection process, local business professionals serve as essay reviewers or interview evaluators.
- Essay reviewing typically occurs in February and involves reading and evaluating 10-15 applicant essays on a set day for three hours at our office in Warren.
- Interview evaluators participate in 5-15 online interviews of student applicants and provide their feedback to the selection team. Multiple interviews are typically grouped into sessions. Each session is typically one to two hours long and scheduled on a set day in April.
- Career Coaching: As part of our Workforce Prep program, local business professionals oftentimes serve as career coaches at workshops. With training and support, coaches meet with students, in-person or online, and participate in fun activities that support job readiness and life skills development. Workshops are typically held for one hour on a specific day in February, March, or April.