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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 »

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 »

FCA Foundation Awards $50,000 Grant to Winning Futures

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We are excited to announce that we’ve received a one-year $50,000 grant from the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of North American automaker FCA US LLC. The grant will support core expenses for local tenth graders who are participating in Workforce Prep – our in-school mentoring and leadership skills development … Read More »

Learning Key Ingredients for a Successful Life

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  Nicholas Clarke has at least three key ingredients for a successful life: a good attitude, a good work ethic, and good connections. Those life skills were developed or nurtured during Winning Futures’ 22-week program in which students work with mentors to consider their futures and determine the steps necessary … Read More »

Summer Mentoring Opportunities!

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This summer we will be offering short-term or one-time mentoring opportunities at two locations – Cass Tech High School and Cornerstone – Madison Carver. Volunteers are needed to work with 5th – 9th grade boys and girls in a structured classroom setting. “Short-Term Mentors” will work with 3-5 students on … Read More »

Winning Futures’ New Board Member – Shawn Stafford

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Winning Futures is excited to welcome another new member to the Board of Directors, Shawn Stafford.  Shawn was born and raised in Detroit, and graduated from Michigan State University in 1995. He started his corporate career at Chrysler Corporation while he earned his MBA from the University of Detroit.  He … Read More »

10 Skills Employers Most Want in Graduates

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Forbes released an article that was based off a study conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) that focused on the skills employers are currently looking for.  260 hiring manager were what skills they prioritize and search for when recruiting and hiring recent graduates. For started the … Read More »