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News & Stories

Benny’s Superpower: Celebrating National Mentor Month

January 21, 2021

He said, “I have a superpower.” I wasn’t sure if I heard him correctly. I thought to myself, “Did he say, ‘superpower?’ Is this guy crazy?” Feeling it necessary to get more information, but not sure I really wanted to know more, I nervously responded, “Really? What is it?” “I’m… Read More

The Online Shift: A Teacher’s Perspective

December 14, 2020

Monique Lake, science teacher at Harper Woods High School. Embracing the shift Traditionally, “going to school” has been the place where students and teachers meet each day for the purposes of instilling knowledge and wonder, but the unexpected COVID-19 pandemic shifted that, and sent teachers and students scrambling to figure… Read More

Winning Futures 22nd Annual Golf Classic raises $105,000 for students

November 11, 2020

On Monday, September 14, 2020, over 200 guests joined us at the historic Indianwood Golf and Country Club in Lake Orion, MI for our 22nd Annual Winning Futures Golf Classic in support of our students. $105,000 was raised at the sold-out event sponsored by EHIM, Hamilton Chevrolet, Stahl, and Target… Read More

Winning Futures Appoints New Board Members

November 10, 2020

Left: Scott Thiele, head of portfolio planning, FCA – North America and head of global long range plan coordination. Right: Marlin G. Williams, vice president, global diversity and inclusion at StockX. We are pleased to welcome Scott Thiele, head of portfolio planning, FCA – North America and Marlin Williams, vice… Read More

Virtual Mentor Reunion

August 18, 2020

On July 29, mentors past and present gathered online with our team for our first ever virtual reunion. Familiar faces joined the Zoom call from across the country to spend an hour of their day catching up and reminiscing. With each story and memory shared, the undeniable passion and dedication… Read More

Winning Futures alumni – sign up for our College Success Coaching!  

August 13, 2020

College isn’t easy, for anyone. Challenging class schedules, difficult assignments, living away from home, trying to figure out your career plan…it can easily overwhelm students, but it does not need to!   Our new College Success Coaching program will help former Winning Futures students and current Detroit Promise students overcome challenges college… Read More

Past Winning Futures students – sign up for a mentor!

August 13, 2020

Don’t let COVID-19 affect your student’s development and success. We have designed a monthly one-on-one virtual mentoring program for students who were in last year’s mentoring program. This community-based model is fun and free! Space is limited so register online today.  Students will be matched with their mentor from last year or… Read More

2020 Outstanding Mentors

July 21, 2020

We are proud to announce our Mentors of the Year for the 2019-2020 schoolyear. Awarded annually, mentors from each participating school are nominated by their students and selected by Winning Futures staff for their outstanding commitment to mentoring and support of their students. Congratulations to the winners! Click on the… Read More

2019-2020 Students of the Year

July 21, 2020

Though we were unable to have our annual Awards Celebration, the Winning Futures team still found a way to safely honor each Student of the Year by taking the event to them with a "drive-up" celebration. Demonstrating a commitment to the Workforce Prep program through their hard work, dedication, and… Read More

SET Enterprises Chairman/CEO, Victor C. Edozien, Joins Board of Directors

July 20, 2020

We are excited to announce the appointment of Victor C. Edozien, chairman and CEO of SET Enterprises, to our Board of Directors. “There is a moral obligation to serve the community in which you live and work,” said Victor. “Winning Futures’ Workforce Prep program is the tool needed for the… Read More