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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 »

Welcome to our New Board Member – Daniel Russell Sr.

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Winning Futures is excited to announce the election of one new board member – Daniel Russell Sr., Vice President of DEM Group in Sterling Heights, MI. Daniel Russell Sr. is a resident of Clarkston and an alumni of Michigan State University. He has been employed at DEM Group for over ten … Read More »

Scott Rice Highlighted in Walsh College Journal

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Congrats to our Board Chairman, Scott Rice, for being highlighted in Walsh College’s Journal. He was one of three Walsh College alumni highlighted in an article titled, “Alumni Use Business Skills to Give Back to Community”. The article points out the aspects of Winning Futures that Scott Rice has personally … 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 »

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 »

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 »

Benefits of Mentoring for Businesses

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Mentors choose to volunteer for many different reasons. The good news is not only can mentoring be a great way to give back to the community, but it can also benefit your business.  In the April 2015 issue of Corporate Philanthropy Report an article titled, “Youth mentoring Offers Social and Business Benefits” … Read More »

The Power of Networking

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In our Winning Futures classes, we teach our students the power of networking. They learn the skills needed to both develop their network using resources like Linked In, and maintain it by keeping regular touch points with their contacts. We know gaining relational skills and developing a strong professional network … Read More »

Is Your Company a Mentoring Champion?

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With only a few more weeks left in our Mentoring Program for 2015-2016, we are beginning to gear up for next school year. With over 600 students each year across 7 schools, we are looking to fill volunteer slots for over 160 mentors for our full year program! It’s a … Read More »

Minority Businessmen Get Plugged In

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Minority businessmen from across metro Detroit converged at Wayne State University School of Business Administration to get plugged-in. Thursday, April 30th Winning Futures hosted its second Plug-in Detroit Networking Event. An initiative of Winning Futures, Plug-In Detroit was created to connect minority businessmen with potential opportunities for professional and personal … Read More »