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Making the World a Better Place: A Mentor’s Perspective

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Gavin Haque (center) mentoring students at Community High School. Making the World a Better Place: A Mentor’s Perspective By Gavin Haque, Assessment Specialist and Trainer at Kaplan Early Learning Center and Winning Futures Mentor I’ve had a very successful career over the last forty years in sales and management for … 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 … 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 … 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 »

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 … 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 … 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 … Read More »