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Mentoring Done Right!

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How Valencia White helped Alizsa Johnson overcome COVID-related challenges, grow her business, and strive for her future. Alizsa Johnson considers herself a typical teenager who enjoys hanging out with friends, FaceTiming, texting, and watching TikTok videos. But really, she is anything but typical. Alizsa is a junior at Harper Woods … Read More »

The Online Shift: A Teacher’s Perspective

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Monique Lake, science teacher at Harper Woods High School. Embracing the shift Traditionally, “going to school” has been the place where students and teachers meet each day for the purposes of instilling knowledge and wonder, but the unexpected COVID-19 pandemic shifted that, and sent teachers and students scrambling to figure … 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 »

Winning Futures Alum Helps Battle COVID-19

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Tamia Brooks (left) participated in our program at Harper Woods High School and was mentored by Ursula Douglas, Managing Partner, Sprout Consulting Group (center). Tamia Brooks never thought she’s be in the trenches fighting a worldwide pandemic. But that’s exactly where she is. Tamia attended our Workforce Prep program as … Read More »

New year starts: Handshakes; Lear; Magna; 580 Students; 150 Mentors; and 7 Schools!

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Student and volunteer at the Warren Mott Networking Mixer. The 2019-20 schoolyear is well underway and we’re very excited as we roll out the second year of our new four-year Workforce Prep program!   This year’s tenth–grade students started the year by meeting and getting to know their mentors. As the year progresses … Read More »

Over $155K Raised at Our 21st Annual Golf Classic

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Our 21st Annual Winning Futures Golf Classic raised more than $155,000 to support our new Workforce Prep program. It was a beautiful day for golfing on Monday, September 9, 2019, at the historic Indianwood Golf and Country Club in Lake Orion, MI. Over 240 people attended the 21st Annual Winning … Read More »

25 From 25: Brittani Lipsey

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Brittani Lipsey, Student, University of Michigan, Winning Futures Class of 2018 As a student at Harper Woods High School, Brittani struggled with knowing what she would do after graduating. Her mentor, Regine Bile, manager at General Motors, helped her create a vision for her future and craft a strategic five-year … Read More »