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Growing Together. The Mentor/Mentee Relationship.

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  Mentorship is a two-way street and offers so much more to mentors than simply feeling good about helping others.  In the best of cases mentors find in their students a kindred spirit whose values, self-worth and energy connect with their own.  It’s not just about wisdom flowing from the … Read More »

Celebrating our Awesome 2020-21 Students, Mentors, and Sponsors!

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Our annual Awards Celebration was live and in-person this year! While we still practiced Covid safety protocols, the energy and excitement of being together on a perfect summer evening was undeniable. Some of our students met their mentors face-to-face for the first time, and other students were simply happy to see their mentors outside … Read More »

Benny’s Superpower: Celebrating National Mentor Month

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He said, “I have a superpower.” I wasn’t sure if I heard him correctly. I thought to myself, “Did he say, ‘superpower?’ Is this guy crazy?” Feeling it necessary to get more information, but not sure I really wanted to know more, I nervously responded, “Really? What is it?” “I’m … Read More »

Winning Futures alumni – sign up for our College Success Coaching!  

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College isn’t easy, for anyone. Challenging class schedules, difficult assignments, living away from home, trying to figure out your career plan…it can easily overwhelm students, but it does not need to!   Our new College Success Coaching program will help former Winning Futures students and current Detroit Promise students overcome challenges college … Read More »

Past Winning Futures students – sign up for a mentor!

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Don’t let COVID-19 affect your student’s development and success. We have designed a monthly one-on-one virtual mentoring program for students who were in last year’s mentoring program. This community-based model is fun and free! Space is limited so register online today.  Students will be matched with their mentor from last year or … Read More »

2020 Outstanding Mentors

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We are proud to announce our Mentors of the Year for the 2019-2020 schoolyear. Awarded annually, mentors from each participating school are nominated by their students and selected by Winning Futures staff for their outstanding commitment to mentoring and support of their students. Congratulations to the winners! Click on the … Read More »

2019-2020 Students of the Year

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Though we were unable to have our annual Awards Celebration, the Winning Futures team still found a way to safely honor each Student of the Year by taking the event to them with a “drive-up” celebration. Demonstrating a commitment to the Workforce Prep program through their hard work, dedication, and … Read More »

Corks & Forks Raises $365,000

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Scott Thiele, head of purchasing and supply chain for FCA – North America, addresses guests at the 12th annual Corks & Forks, February 29, 2020. It was a perfect night – the wine was fantastic, the food was delicious, and our guests had a great time. Even better, we raised … Read More »

25 From 25: Angelica Powe

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Angelica Powe, Student, Michigan State University, Winning Futures Class of 2016 While a senior at Cass Technical High School, Angelica lost her dad and desperately needed help staying motivated and focused on her schoolwork. Angelica’s mentor, Andrea Spade, division operations manager at Kelly Services, gave Angelica constant encouragement, helping her … Read More »

25 From 25: Jose House

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Jose House, Student, Eastern Michigan University, Winning Futures Class of 2015 As a sophomore at Cass Technical High School Jose was focused on succeeding in school and making sure he got accepted to college. His mentor, Josh Berg, director of innovation ventures at Magna, was always there for him, giving … Read More »