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News & Stories

Celebrating our Awesome Mentors this National Mentoring Month

January 3, 2022

National Mentoring Month brings us the opportunity to recognize the power of one-on-one relationships that help young people find and follow their passions, identify interesting career paths, and pursue their dreams.  While our mentors all come from the Metro Detroit community and represent a wide range of industries, there’s one common thread… Read More


Student Spotlight: Thai Morris, Entrepreneur and Full-Time Web Developer

January 3, 2022 ,

When Thai Morris, web developer at Walker-Miller Energy Services, graduated from Cass Tech in 2014, he had a plan and a strong passion for computer programing. Did he know that he would continue on to become an entrepreneur and full-time web developer? Maybe. But what he didn’t know is that… Read More


Julie Rayes – Leaving a Legacy!

January 3, 2022 ,

In December as we celebrated Julie Rayes' retirement from Winning Futures, Julie did not realize that we had a surprise in store for her. As a slide show finished that captured her 10 years of service, the final slide stated: 2021 Sam Cupp Legacy Award, presented to Julie Rayes. As… Read More


Todd Kennedy, Vice President Global GM Seating at Lear, Joins Board of Directors

December 13, 2021

We are pleased to announce that Todd Kennedy has joined our Board of Directors. Todd is the vice president global GM seating at Lear. “Being a father, I understand the importance and desire to prepare teens to be self-sufficient, productive members of the community. Through education and mentoring we can… Read More


Our Students Are Excelling – Your Support Matters, Donate Today!

November 8, 2021

With help from donors, students from our Workforce Prep program are excelling. Make your 2021 donation today! [caption id="attachment_75491" align="alignright" width="313"] Amaya Davis (left) with her mentor, Kelly Savela, senior connections manager at Tier 3 Social Media.[/caption] Amaya Davis was in our program at Warren Mott High School for three… Read More


Rain proves no match for positive attitude at the 2021 Golf Classic.

October 14, 2021

The day started great. 260 golfers convened at Indianwood Country Club in Lake Orion for some golf, networking, and a whole bunch of fun while raising support for students in our Workforce Prep program.   See pics from our 2021 Golf Classic! Guests started arriving by 8:30 a.m. After checking in, getting their complimentary dozen… Read More


Empowering, Zoom Conquering – These are our Mentors

September 16, 2021

  Our mentors come from every nook and cranny in the Metro Detroit business world. From small mom and pop shops to large international corporations, you’ll find in our ranks everything from entrepreneurs to presidents. One thing they all have in common is this – they’re making a real and… Read More


Talene Sarkissian, the Next Cyber Security Sleuth

September 16, 2021

Talene with her parents at our 2018 Awards Celebration   Talene Sarkissian is a graduate of our Workforce Prep program at Warren Mott High School and current undergrad at Tiffin University where she is studying for a degree in cyber security with a minor in homeland security and terrorism. With… Read More


Durell Thomas, Jr., Sports Photographer in the Making

September 16, 2021

When it comes to iconic sports photos, Detroiters often recall the pic of Kirk Gibson roaring and leaping after he belted a heroic dinger in the ’84 World Series. Or maybe it’s the pic of Ben Wallace, leaving defenders six feet below as he got major air and attacked the… Read More


Experience something that inspires you. Become a mentor!

August 2, 2021

There’s nothing like a global pandemic to make one step back and rethink life. Am I living my purpose? Am I spending my time doing the right things?  A forced pause on our busy lives has given us time to look within ourselves at how we are living life. While we may not have… Read More