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Summer School Program Builds Confidence!

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Winning Futures Summer School Program Builds Confidence for Academic Success. Winning Futures recently implemented its middle school life skills mentoring course at Golightly Education Center in Detroit that focuses on building young people’s self confidence through academic goal setting.  During the summer school program, mentors and students work each week … Read More »

Why Are Strengths Important?

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How many times have you been told you need to turn your weaknesses into strengths?  Traditionally, choosing to focus on improving weaknesses has unfortunately become all too common for high school and college students.  The factors of peer pressure, siblings, parents, and media have shaped students’ future too much.  What … Read More »

Mentor + Mentee = Impact!

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Recognizing others, inspiring them to excellence in school, career, or in life doesn’t take a lot of extra time; it takes compassion, perspective, and vision. Scott Barh, Winning Futures Mentor at Pontiac Academy For Excellence is a perfect example.   When asked about his mentoring experience Scott of Chrysler said; … Read More »

Only a Few Slots Remain

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We are excited about building many positive relationships this year through mentoring. Winning Futures students will benefit greatly from working with a diverse group of mentors representing a wide variety of occupations, ages and ethnicities. Volunteers throughout metro Detroit are demonstrating their compassion for youth by taking one hour a … Read More »

Back to School-Preparing for Success

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Every parent wants their child to be successful in school.  Now is the perfect time to start talking to students about their goals and how to best accomplish them. Begin talking with students about their dreams or their vision for the future. Knowing what he/she wants to achieve in life, … Read More »

Help Your Kids Achieve Their Dreams

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Every parent and teacher wants their kids to be successful. By working with them to help them identify their goals and desires, you can help them increase their odds of pursuing and achieving their dreams. The first step is to set specific goals and write them down. Dreams can help … Read More »

Winning Futures Students Explore Benefits of Volunteering

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Winning Futures’ students began exploring the benefits of participating in community service this week. Working alongside their mentors, students undertook a variety of projects such as: Creating custom flower pots for donation to American House senior living center. Making teddy bears and pillows for distribution to the Walton Wood Senior … Read More »

WINNING FUTURES TO HOST FREE BREAKFAST FOR POTENTIAL MENTORS, VOLUNTEERS JUNE 27

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*** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** WHAT: Free breakfast in Wayne County to introduce community members to Winning Futures and recruit new mentors for upcoming programs. WHO: Winning Futures, a school-based mentoring program. WHEN & WHERE: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 – 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.: Detroit Golf Club, 17911 Hamilton Rd., Detroit, … Read More »