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25 From 25: Alyssa Bacha

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Alyssa Bacha, Sales Director, LoanCraft, Winning Futures Class of 1998 When Alyssa was a student at Cousino High School, she struggled to envision what she wanted for her future. With help from her Winning Futures facilitator, Laurie Tarter, she assessed her skills and interests and created a resume and five-year … Read More »

25 From 25: Joe Owens

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Joe Owens, Senior Representative – Vending Service Center, MSC Industrial Supply, Winning Futures Class of 2003 At a young age, Joe Owens was forced to take on more adult responsibilities than he could reasonably handle. His parents’ relationship was falling apart, leaving him to take care of his autistic younger … Read More »

25 From 25: Lori Gulecki

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Lori Gulecki, Financial Analyst, Kelly Services, Winning Futures Class of 1998 When Lori was a student at Warren Mott High School, she didn’t have a plan for her future, and her grades were slipping. It wasn’t until she joined the Winning Futures program her senior year that she began to … Read More »

25 From 25: Jennifer Brubaker

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Jennifer Brubaker, Executive Director, Gianna House Winning Futures Class of 2000 Growing up, Jennifer bounced around from school to school until she finally landed at Cousino High School in Warren. When she started in the Winning Futures program, she was suffering from low self-esteem and didn’t believe she had a … 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 »

Donna Rochester’s Story

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My mentee is a Winning Futures success story! She graduated Community High and is now in her second college semester studying physical therapy and will be traveling to England this spring followed by a study semester in Greece. But none of this was ever her plan before joining Winning Futures. … Read More »

Elena Kapintcheva’s Story

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I had just moved to USA and could be profiled as a sad, nostalgic, bordering depression teenager not letting go of the past memories and unable to see the marvels of the future. The once called “sunshine” had become an array of sadness with no traces of the once wide … Read More »

Vincent Velasco’s Story

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Since my graduation in from Warren Mott High School in 2011, I have gone on to take everything the program taught me and use it in the real world. Shortly after I graduated from Warren Mott, I started working full-time right out of high school, to help pay my way … Read More »

Joan Mantini’s Story

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After graduating from Warren Mott High School in 1999, I proceeded to college where I graduated with my MBA at the young age of 24! For someone who had never thought of college after high school, this was quite the accomplishment. I have to admit, school always came natural to … Read More »