News & Stories

News & Stories

Celebrating our Awesome 2020-21 Students, Mentors, and Sponsors!

June 8, 2021

Our annual Awards Celebration was live and in-person this year! While we still practiced Covid safety protocols, the energy and excitement of being together on a perfect summer evening was undeniable. Some of our students met their mentors face-to-face for the first time, and other students were simply happy to see their mentors outside… Read More

In-Kind Items Needed for Corks & Forks

March 22, 2021

We are seeking fun and interesting items that will be used as auction or raffle items at upcoming events. All proceeds support our 2021-22 Workforce Prep students. Suggested items include: TICKETS to a super cool show, game, or special event. GIFT CERTIFICATES for amazing restaurants, posh hotels, or other unique… Read More

Tony Tomczak and Brandon Leslie Appointed New Board Members

March 22, 2021

Left: Tony Tomczak, Vice President of Corporate Services and Chief Procurement Officer for DTE Energy Right: Brandon Leslie, Vice President - Industrial at Barton Malow We welcome Tony Tomczak, vice president of corporate services and chief procurement officer for DTE Energy, and Brandon Leslie, vice president - industrial at Barton… Read More

Mentoring Done Right!

March 16, 2021

How Valencia White helped Alizsa Johnson overcome COVID-related challenges, grow her business, and strive for her future. Alizsa Johnson considers herself a typical teenager who enjoys hanging out with friends, FaceTiming, texting, and watching TikTok videos. But really, she is anything but typical. Alizsa is a junior at Harper Woods… Read More

Thank You To Our Donors!

February 1, 2021

Our donors are a great source of inspiration. Kimberly Kersten is a senior vice president and director of business banking at Comerica Bank and member of our advisory board. Kimberly donates because she knows the importance and value of our Workforce Prep program. “I donated because I believe in the… Read More

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