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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 »

A Teacher’s Perspective

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Erin Prim (right) is an English Instructor at Cass Technical High School in Detroit. Cass Tech has hosted our Winning Futures program for seven years. Pictured with Erin is 11th grade student, Chloe (left). A Teacher’s Perspective By Erin Prim, English Instructor, Cass Technical High School, Detroit I have been … Read More »

Dresner Foundation Awards $150,000 Grant to Winning Futures

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Career Program Associate, Katherine Morgan (center), with Winning Futures mentor, Mark O’Malley (bottom left), and students at Warren Mott High School. We are excited to announce that we received a two-year $150,000 grant award from the Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation. Funding from the Dresner Foundation will support core expenses … Read More »

Summer Mentoring Opportunities!

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This summer we will be offering short-term or one-time mentoring opportunities at two locations – Cass Tech High School and Cornerstone – Madison Carver. Volunteers are needed to work with 5th – 9th grade boys and girls in a structured classroom setting. “Short-Term Mentors” will work with 3-5 students on … Read More »

Sign up today for Greg Kelser’s Basketball Camp

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This summer, Winning Futures is teaming up with the Gregory Kelser Basketball Camp to bring a fun, high energy basketball and mentoring program to 6th-9th grade students in southeastern Michigan. This week-long camp, proudly sponsored by Lear Corporation, inspires and coaches students to be successful on and off of the court. … Read More »

WXYZ Detroit 2020 Awards Winning Futures!

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Winning Futures was chosen as a WXYZ Detroit 2020 Award Recipient. Detroit 2020 is a WXYZ commitment to address the challenges facing the region. Their goal is to unify, inspire change and help make Detroit a better place to live, work and raise families. We were selected because Winning Futures … Read More »

Winning Futures’ New Board Member – Shawn Coyle

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We are excited to welcome another new board member, Shawn Coyle. Shawn is currently the Vice President of Retail Network Solutions Sales North America at MSX International in Detroit, MI and has been with MSX since 2013.  He has extensive experience in automotive operations, business development, and sales. These skills … Read More »

Melvin Akins’ Story

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After finishing High School I decided to leave Detroit and start my educational journey in a new environment at Baker College, studying Business Entrepreneurship. I continue to set short and long-term goals that have helped me achieve great things and help enlarge my opportunities in life. As my journey started the first week of classes, … Read More »

Leon Peterson’s Story

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“Entering a class room with a group of adults I’d never met before was very intimidating”; Those were the words Leon Peterson used to describe his first Winning Futures Session. “I had no idea of what to expect, I knew it sounded cool but, I had no idea what I … Read More »