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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 »

Minority Businessmen Get Plugged In

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Minority businessmen from across metro Detroit converged at Wayne State University School of Business Administration to get plugged-in. Thursday, April 30th Winning Futures hosted its second Plug-in Detroit Networking Event. An initiative of Winning Futures, Plug-In Detroit was created to connect minority businessmen with potential opportunities for professional and personal … Read More »

Students Dress for Success

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Project Pinstripe and Winning Futures help students dress for success. Mentees from Winning Futures along with other young men from Detroit and surrounding areas gathered at YouthVille in Detroit’s New Center area on March 28, 2015 to receive a free suit and valuable job coaching. Project Pinstripe is a not-for-profit organization … Read More »

The 18 Soft Skills Necessary For Success

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A recent article published by the SEMCOG (Southeast Michigan Council Of Governments) listed 18 soft skills which were considered essential for youth success. These skills are perfectly aligned with the Winning Futures Curriculum. Per the SEMCOG report, “The Lifelong Soft Skills Framework identifies basic or foundational skills for workplace success.” … Read More »

SRG Intern Connection Winner Announced

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Student from Paul K. Cousino High School announced winner of the SRG Global and Winning Futures internship competition   Winner to participate in six-week paid internship at SRG Global’s world headquarters in Warren, Mich.   Warren, Mich., May 16 – SRG Global Inc., a leading manufacturer of chrome plated plastic … 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 »

Chrysler Foundation Awards $65k

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Chrysler Group Expands Commitment to Winning Futures Grant of $65,000 from The Chrysler Foundation supports scholarship and mentor programs December 2, 2013 , Warren, Mich. – Last Tuesday (Nov. 26) at a breakfast hosted by Winning Futures, Mark Chernoby, Senior Vice President, Engineering and Vice President – Product Committee Coordinator … Read More »

GM Cares

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General Motors recognizes that giving employees an opportunity to mentor through their job provides many valuable benefits. Benefits to the Employee • Improves performance • Increases job satisfaction, attitude and morale • Encourages teamwork • Promotes leadership and skill development Benefits to the Corporation • Builds brand awareness and affinity … 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 »

Winning Futures Scholarship Selection Underway

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Winning Futures scholarship interviews are taking place now through Thursday, April 19. During the interviews, 28 students who submitted scholarship essays meet with a panel of judges comprised of Winning Futures’ alumni and tri-county business representatives. Judges then select 10 students who will each receive a $2,000 scholarship. “You really … Read More »