News & Stories

News & Stories

Besties Benefit From Mentors

March 27, 2018 ,

Pictured left to right are Lee Ellen Kerr, Jazmine Jones, Ruby Houston, and Stephanie Jones. Best friends Ruby Houston and Jazmine Jones have known each other for several years. You could say they knew almost everything about themselves and each other, except one thing. They didn’t know what they would… Read More

Corks & Forks Makes a Big Splash

March 22, 2018

Pictured at the 2018 Corks & Forks are Kristina Marshall, president and CEO, Winning Futures, and Event Chair, Matt Duffy, global purchasing director, Ford Motor Company. Fine wine, gourmet cuisine, live jazz, and a hilarious auction emceed by Les Gold from the TV hit series, Hardcore Pawn – all this… Read More

Winning Futures First and Only in Michigan to Earn National Quality Member Designation

March 19, 2018 ,

Dipita Das (right) with her mentor, Sharon vanSpronsen (left), at the 2017 Awards Ceremony where Dipita received a Winning Futures scholarship. We are very proud to announce that our mentoring program was recently awarded the National Quality Member designation from MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR). We are the first… Read More

Keys to College: Discovering Uniqueness by Flaunting Weakness

February 12, 2018 ,

“Do you want to be normal or different? Do you want to be average or exceptional?” David Rendall’s The Freak Factor: Discovering Uniqueness by Flaunting Weakness inspired us to ask our students these questions in our new “Finding Your Strengths” session in our Keys to College program. The facilitators help… Read More

CEO of Center Line Electric Joins Winning Futures Board of Directors

January 10, 2018

Winning Futures recently elected to its board of directors Kelvin B. Squires, CEO of Center Line Electric Inc. in Center Line. Before acquiring Center Line Electric in 2016, Squires spent 32 years working in the automotive industry, retiring in 2016 from Ford Motor Company as chief engineer, Global Powertrain Manufacturing… Read More

Looking Back on a Year of Great Success

December 28, 2017

It’s that time of year when people look back at their blessings over the past year and make plans for the next. We at Winning Futures are no different, except that we are sharing our thoughts and wishes with you. Looking back, we’ve had some great successes among our mentees.… Read More

Happy #GivingTuesday!

November 28, 2017

  Happy #GivingTuesday! Today is the day that kicks off the charitable season with a call to service and giving back. We ask for your help in changing the lives of youths by supporting our mentoring programs that teach how to make good life decisions, set goals and become self-reliant: Donations… Read More

GM Executive is a Game changer for the Winning Futures Board of Directors

November 14, 2017

Winning Futures, an award-winning nonprofit organization that empowers young people to succeed through mentoring, strategic planning, and workforce preparation elected Matt Joshua as a new board member this year. Matt Joshua is the Global Purchasing Executive Director of Electrical Systems and Advanced Products for General Motors. Mr. Joshua first became… Read More

#GivingTuesday Kickoff

October 25, 2017

#GivingTuesday The benefits of a mentor/mentee relationship are both immediate and long term, studies show, and those results are borne out at Winning Futures, where between 85-91 percent of our mentees last school year said our programs taught them how to achieve their career goals, attain job-readiness skills, improve study… Read More

2017-18 Program Kick off!

October 12, 2017 ,

The 2017-18 school year has begun and Winning Futures has 175 mentors (see attached photos) trained and eager to help the 558 students in grades 10-12 improve their futures through our 22-week program that teaches life skills, goal setting, strategic planning, and career readiness. Sessions this year begin this month… Read More