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News & Stories

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


25 From 25: Angelica Powe

November 19, 2019 , , ,

Angelica Powe, Student, Michigan State University, Winning Futures Class of 2016 While a senior at Cass Technical High School, Angelica lost her dad and desperately needed help staying motivated and focused on her schoolwork. Angelica’s mentor, Andrea Spade, division operations manager at Kelly Services, gave Angelica constant encouragement, helping her… Read More


25 From 25: Jose House

November 18, 2019 , , ,

Jose House, Student, Eastern Michigan University, Winning Futures Class of 2015 As a sophomore at Cass Technical High School Jose was focused on succeeding in school and making sure he got accepted to college. His mentor, Josh Berg, director of innovation ventures at Magna, was always there for him, giving… Read More


New year starts: Handshakes; Lear; Magna; 580 Students; 150 Mentors; and 7 Schools!

November 5, 2019 , ,

Student and volunteer at the Warren Mott Networking Mixer. The 2019-20 schoolyear is well underway and we’re very excited as we roll out the second year of our new four-year Workforce Prep program!   This year’s tenth-grade students started the year by meeting and getting to know their mentors. As the year progresses… Read More


FCA Foundation Awards Grant to Winning Futures

October 19, 2019 ,

We are very pleased to announce that we recently received a one-year grant from the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The grant will support tenth and eleventh-grade students in our experiential Workforce Prep program as they learn critical life skills necessary to succeed and explore career… Read More