The Impact of Mentorship

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Fawjia Yeasmin, Winning Futures Class of 2018 and current freshman at the University of Michigan – Dearborn. Do you remember what it was like preparing for life after high school? I do, and it wasn’t pretty. For me, the realization that whatever decisions I made would effect my life forever pushed me to unhealthy levels … [ read more ]

Winning Futures grad takes new-found social confidence to Harvard

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If you were to visit a Harvard University freshman computer science classroom this year, you just might see Winning Futures graduate T’Ajmal Hogue chatting confidently with her fellow classmates. If you had seen her as a sophomore at Cass Tech High School, she likely would have been standing alone. “I would excel academically, but that … [ read more ]

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 ]