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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 »

Suits Delivered from Project Pinstripe!

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    On March 28, 2015 mentees from Winning Futures along with other young men from Detroit and surrounding areas received a free suit and valuable job coaching through Project Pinstripe, a not-for-profit organization managed by Tom James. They gained the skills and attire to continue building a positive, business centered … Read More »

Is Your Company a Mentoring Champion?

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With only a few more weeks left in our Mentoring Program for 2015-2016, we are beginning to gear up for next school year. With over 600 students each year across 7 schools, we are looking to fill volunteer slots for over 160 mentors for our full year program! It’s a … Read More »