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News & Stories

News & Stories

Winning Futures Celebrations Go Virtual

June 17, 2020

When Michigan schools abruptly shut down in March, ending our program was not an option.  We knew that, in the midst of a pandemic, students need us now more than ever. So, over the course of the past three months, to continue engaging and supporting our students, we held 126… Read More


Winning Futures Condemns Inequities and Racism

June 1, 2020

We recognize what is happening in our community and recognize the feelings we (our team, students, mentors, educators, board, and volunteers) are having. We are sad for the events that are going on and the loss of lives that have occurred. We believe that every student deserves to have a… Read More


Winning Futures Alum Helps Battle COVID-19

April 30, 2020 ,

Tamia Brooks (left) participated in our program at Harper Woods High School and was mentored by Ursula Douglas, Managing Partner, Sprout Consulting Group (center). Tamia Brooks never thought she’s be in the trenches fighting a worldwide pandemic. But that’s exactly where she is. Tamia attended our Workforce Prep program as… Read More


A Tribute to James E. Lee

April 27, 2020

James E. Lee with his Mumford High School mentees. It is with great sadness we share that we lost an amazing mentor and friend, James E. Lee, on April 19, 2020.  James was a transformative servant in his community and positively influenced the lives of many young men through serving as a… Read More


At-Home Life Skills Activities for Teens

April 1, 2020

School’s out, but we’re not! Make the most of at-home time with your student with these life skills development activities. Based on our award-winning and evidence-based curriculum, these simple and fun activities will help your student develop important knowledge and skills they’ll need to be successful.   Check back every Monday through April 2020 as we’ll continue to… Read More


Corks & Forks Raises $365,000

March 13, 2020 , ,

Scott Thiele, head of purchasing and supply chain for FCA – North America, addresses guests at the 12th annual Corks & Forks, February 29, 2020. It was a perfect night – the wine was fantastic, the food was delicious, and our guests had a great time. Even better, we raised… Read More


25 From 25: Rosa Majeed

December 13, 2019 , , ,

Rosa Majeed, Marketing Liaison, St. Mary's Rehabilitation, Winning Futures Class of 2012 As a young Arabic woman, Rosa endured judgmental comments and sneering looks from peers who didn’t know her or understand her culture. Her grades declined and she wasn’t sure she would graduate from high school. Her mentor, Carol… Read More


25 From 25: Jordan Manning

December 13, 2019 , , ,

Jordan Manning, Student, Grand Valley State University, Winning Futures Class of 2018 Jordan had many big ideas for his future while a student at Pontiac Academy for Excellence. His mentor, Jonathan Smet, automated driving validation engineer at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, helped him narrow down his interests and create a plan… Read More


25 From 25: Katie Filion

December 13, 2019 , , ,

Katie Filion, Student, Michigan State University, Winning Futures Class of 2017 As a student at Warren Mott High School, Katie was confused about her college academic plans. Her mentor, Julie Osburn, director at Wayne State University, helped Katie figure out her interests and identify a career path that aligned with… Read More


Terry Bishop Joins Winning Futures Board

December 10, 2019 ,

Terry Bishop, President and CEO of Trilogy and BGM Electronic Services With passion for the advanced in-vehicle electronics industry, Terry founded Trilogy in 1990. Since then, Trilogy has become one of the largest high-tech manufacturer’s representative firms in the market. He also is president of BGM Electronic Services, providing engineering and manufacturing technology… Read More