Hope Regained: Faheem Mumin’s Story

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When Faheem Mumin was a student at Butcher Community High School, he lost hope. He was behind on credits and was told he wouldn’t be able to graduate on time. That’s when he was introduced to Winning Futures and mentor Scott. Faheem said Scott would meet him after school and help him write his school … [ read more ]

Winning Futures Focuses on Skills Sought after by Employers

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On May 24, 2015 The Detroit Free Press published the article “Soft skills help set candidates apart in job search”, written by Susan Rickers. The article highlighted soft skills employers are looking for in today’s job market. Winning Futures mentees have the ability to list these skills as well as explain activities they have completed … [ read more ]

Teletha Millender’s Story

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My name is Teletha Millender. Since participating in Winning Futures and graduating from Harper Woods High School I’ve continued my education. Currently I’m a student at Eastern University where I’m majoring in dentistry.  Right now I’m working at a home care facility as I prepare to move on to bigger and better things. My experience … [ 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, I made the decision to start … [ read more ]

Shannan B Lucas’ Story

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I’m now 21, no children and work and attend Wayne State University. Since Winning Futures  I have encountered some challenges that may seem more severe than others. After graduating high school in 2011 I proceeded to college as a normal high school student is expected to. I went to WCCCD for a while  and took … [ read more ]

Janae Register’s Story

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I am currently in my third year at Michigan State double majoring in Criminal Justice and Social Relations and Policy working towards my Bachelor’s Degree. I’m  working an on campus job at the moment. I spend most of my time doing school work, working, campus organizations, and sleep when I finally get a chance. I … [ read more ]

Chloe Lucas’ Story

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Before I started going to Winning Futures, I always knew that I was going to go to college. That was always a given for me. My mom went to college and my sister is in college. So I knew that for me not to go to college was not an option. Yet I still didn’t … [ read more ]

Scholarship Winner in Oakland Press

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Pontiac Academy for Excellence student earns Winning Futures scholarship Written by Dave Phillips “A mentorship program at Pontiac Academy for Excellence is instilling confidence and teaching skills to students at the charter school, according to a junior who earned a scholarship through it. During the 2014-15 school year, Winning Futures has seen 66 PAE participants, who … [ read more ]

Leon Peterson’s Story

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“Entering a class room with a group of adults I’d never met before was very intimidating”; Those were the words Leon Peterson used to describe his first Winning Futures Session. “I had no idea of what to expect, I knew it sounded cool but, I had no idea what I was getting into.  I just … [ read more ]