News & Stories

News & Stories

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

Winning Futures grad takes new-found social confidence to Harvard

December 8, 2017

If you were to visit a Harvard University freshman computer science classroom this year, you just might see Winning Futures graduate T’Ajmal Hogue chatting confidently with her fellow classmates. If you had seen her as a sophomore at Cass Tech High School, she likely would have been standing alone. “I… 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

From Shy to Aiming High

October 16, 2017

“I used to be really shy and quiet. I felt like I didn’t fit in with other people,” Claudia Ware, a graduate of Cornerstone Health + Technology High School, said of her years in middle school and early high school. “I remember getting made fun of and bullied a lot,… 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

Keys to College helps South Lake student set sail for a career

October 5, 2017

Anthony Conte was excited to participate in Winning Futures’ Keys to College program at South Lake High School. “I thought it was going to benefit me, I had no idea just how much.” The K2C program focuses on simplifying the continuing education process and career planning. Anthony wasn’t sure if… Read More

Hope Regained: Faheem Mumin’s Story

September 20, 2017

When Faheem Mumin was a student at Butcher Community High School, he lost hope. He was behind on credits and was told he wouldn’t be able to graduate on time. That’s when he was introduced to Winning Futures and mentor Scott. Faheem said Scott would meet him after school and… Read More

19th Annual Golf Classic Recap

September 18, 2017 ,

The weather was great, spirits were high, and all the golfers were winners at the 19th annual Winning Futures Golf Classic hosted by Lear. The event had a positive impact on the lives of Southeast Michigan youth. The Sept. 11 outing at Indianwood Golf and Country Club raised more than… Read More