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25 From 25: Tom Zara

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Tom Zara, Tutor and Business Owner, Zara Tutoring, Winning Futures Class of 2001 While a student at Warren Mott High School, Tom had a series of surgeries that limited his mobility and affected his motivation. With help from his Winning Futures mentor, Tom learned about goal setting, overcoming adversity, and … Read More »

25 From 25: Hollie Gilmore

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Hollie Gilmore, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Winning Futures Class of 2000 As a teen at Warren Mott High School, Hollie struggled with depression and low self-esteem. She knew college would be great for her but didn’t have the money. Classroom facilitator and Warren Consolidated Schools teacher, … Read More »

25th Anniversary Awards Celebration a Huge Success

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Alumni Cupp-Hamilton Scholarship winners pictured left to right: Mario Hanna, Austin Brown, Katie Filion, Jose House, Jr, Mark Daiowd, and Brittani Lipsey. “I can frankly say that Winning Futures is strong. It’s unique. It’s built right. And it has the drivers behind it with the Winning Futures staff and all … Read More »

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 »

25 From 25: Melvin Akins III

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Melvin Akins III, Contractor, James White Enterprises Winning Futures Class of 2013 Melvin’s mother died when he was in 8th grade, leaving his 21-year-old sister to raise him and his four other siblings. Melvin was suddenly weighed down by adult responsibilities, was frequently in trouble at school, and had little … Read More »

Winning Futures Students Get a Glimpse of The Future

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Winning Futures students at the HARMAN Technology Expo. Our students from Madison and Warren Mott High Schools were invited to experience the future of automotive technology at the HARMAN Technology Expo on February 8, 2019. Click here to see photos. HARMAN designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, … Read More »

25 From 25: Nick Maluchnik

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Nick Maluchnik, Employee Benefits Advisor, Brown & Brown of Detroit, Inc., Winning Futures Class of 2013, Warren Mott High School Nick was a B student at Warren Mott High School and excelled in sports, but he lacked a realistic vision and direction for his future. His mentor, Steve Hettrick, benefits … Read More »

25 From 25: Katie Pusz

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Katie Pusz, Marketing Communications Specialist, ImageSoft, Inc., Winning Futures Class of 2013 As a student at Warren Mott High School (Warren), Katie struggled to overcome anorexia while trying to figure out what she would do after high school. Her mentor, Ashley Fordyce, school and community relations coordinator at Extra Credit Union, … Read More »

The Impact of Mentorship

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Fawjia Yeasmin, Winning Futures Class of 2018 and current freshman at the University of Michigan – Dearborn. Do you remember what it was like preparing for life after high school? I do, and it wasn’t pretty. For me, the realization that whatever decisions I made would effect my life forever … Read More »

2018 Awards Ceremony – Changing the World!

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2018 scholarship winners left to right: Brittany Padilla, Breia Swanigan, and Samantha Susalla. I’ve been to many awards ceremonies in my lifetime and I’ve watched a few on television. They’re mostly mundane. Too many times participants rave about themselves or how something they’ve done changed the world when really they … Read More »