Lost Then Found – Deshawn Wafer’s Story

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Deshawn just completed his freshman year at the University of Michigan and plans to be a nurse. I met Deshawn Wafer on a sunny afternoon at a local Starbucks. We talked about his time in our mentoring program at Harper Woods High School. He said he was lost. All I could do was stare at … [ read more ]

She Was Worried She Wouldn’t Be a Good Mentor. Now She’s Receiving the Governor’s Service Award.

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Pictured left to right are Stephanie K, Angel, and Lee Ellen Kerr at WWCK – Supertalk 1570 AM. Lee Ellen Kerr is the kind of person that wants to give back. So when we pitched our mentoring program to Lee and a small group of her colleagues at Dow Automotive, she jumped at the opportunity … [ read more ]

Kelser Camp Makes Measurable Impact on 100 Students

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Judging from what the students learned at this year’s Greg Kelser “Shoot for your Goals” basketball camp, it was a slam dunk! The 100 students who took part in the camp July 10-14 at Cass Tech High School learned about setting goals, the importance of having a positive attitude on the basketball court and in … [ 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. With the guidance and support … [ read more ]

Quicken Loans at Winning Futures

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  For one week in June Cass Technical High School’s gym is filled with the sounds of coaches blowing whistles and enthusiastic kids executing basketball drills.  This year, the gym held 120 young athletes (10-15 years old) who were participating in Greg Kesler’s “Shoot for your Goals” week-long basketball camp facilitated by Winning Futures.   The camp is designed provide … [ read more ]

Ready for Summer?

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It may be cold outside, but we are thinking about SUMMER here at Winning Futures! Today we are announcing opportunities to get your feet wet with mentoring and volunteer with us in May, June, or July. This summer we will be offering short-term or one-time mentoring opportunities at one of 3 locations. Cass Tech High … [ read more ]

“Powerlink Helps Students Attend Camp”

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POWERLINK MAKES “SHOOT FOR YOUR GOALS” CAMP FREE FOR STUDENTS Week-long basketball and mentoring camp features Pistons announcer Greg Kelser, educational content from Winning Futures DETROIT, June 23, 2014– For the 4th year, Powerlink is sponsoring Greg Kelser’s “Shoot For Your Goals” camp, ensuring that it is free for local middle school students again this … [ read more ]

Summer Volunteer Opportunities

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This summer, Winning Futures will be providing individuals and businesses the opportunity to get involved in the community through its one-time and short-term mentoring opportunities in Detroit and Warren. Sign-up today! Volunteers are needed to work with 5th – 9th grade boys and girls in a structured classroom settings. “Short-Term Mentors” will work with 3-5 … [ read more ]

Powerlink Powers Up Greg Kelser Basketball Camp Students

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Thank you to Powerlink Facilities Management for supporting Winning Futures and the Greg Kelser Basketball Camp. Each day this week, students will participate in basketball activities along with the Winning Futures mentoring, goal setting, and life skills program. To find out how your company can become a Greg Kelser Basketball Camp partner, contact kris@winningfutures.org.

Nabisco Employees Help Students “Shoot for Their Goals”

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Nabisco employees turned out to help students “shoot for their goals” at this week’s Greg Kelser Basketball Camp. Each day this week, students will participate in basketball activities along with the Winning Futures mentoring, goal setting, and life skills program. To find out how your company can become a Greg Kelser Basketball Camp partner, contact kris@winningfutures.org.