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Mentoring Longevity

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Dave Fernholz (right) at his Winning futures mentee Jama Whitaker’s (left) graduation. Dave Fernholz wanted to be better prepared for when his own kids became teenagers. Little did he know that his desire to be a better parent would lead to two decades of mentoring and receiving our 20 Year … Read More »

A Teacher’s Perspective

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Erin Prim (right) is an English Instructor at Cass Technical High School in Detroit. Cass Tech has hosted our Winning Futures program for seven years. Pictured with Erin is 11th grade student, Chloe (left). A Teacher’s Perspective By Erin Prim, English Instructor, Cass Technical High School, Detroit I have been … 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 »

Goals for 2016!

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We are excited to start the New Year but want to first share the awesome results from the past year. In 2015, Winning Futures provided 25,409 hours of service to a total of 1,929 students. This was an increase of 4,100 hours from 2014! These are amazing numbers and we … Read More »

WXYZ Detroit 2020 Awards Winning Futures!

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Winning Futures was chosen as a WXYZ Detroit 2020 Award Recipient. Detroit 2020 is a WXYZ commitment to address the challenges facing the region. Their goal is to unify, inspire change and help make Detroit a better place to live, work and raise families. We were selected because Winning Futures … Read More »

Mentoring Champions!

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We are happy to announce our four Mentoring Champions! They are General Motors, Kelly Services, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, and Lear Corporation. In order to qualify as a mentoring champion, a company must have at least five mentors currently serving at any of the seven schools. Thank you so much for … Read More »

Warm Welcome to All our Mentors!

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Our facilitators had an awesome time leading the welcoming training sessions for all mentors.  It was great to welcome back returning mentors, as well as meet all our new mentors! The trainings covered a range of topics mentors can take away to use throughout the school year. This year we have 176 mentors that … Read More »

Lawrence Technological University, Class of 2019!

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By: Carla Wellborn We had a wonderful time working with the incoming freshmen of Lawrence Technological University! Winning Futures facilitated a jam-packed two day seminar for the brand new class of 2019 at LTU, who were led by an amazing group of current college students serving as peer mentors and … Read More »

40,000 Students Impacted by Winning Futures!

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21 years ago an amazing entrepreneur, Sam Cupp, founded Winning Futures.  Sam founded Winning Futures at his old high school, Warren Mott. This one school, one district, one person organization has grown and grown over the years and has recently reached a huge milestone. Winning Futures has officially impacted 40,000 … Read More »

Thank You to our Summer Mentors!

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We have officially wrapped up our 2015 summer programs! Students at Madison-Carver Academy, “Shoot for Your Goals” basketball camp and Golightly Educational Center had a great time learning about life skills and strategic planning, through hands-on activities and lively discussions. Whether it was setting goals between shooting hoops, or building … Read More »