News & Stories

News & Stories

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

Winning Futures Celebrations Go Virtual

June 17, 2020

When Michigan schools abruptly shut down in March, ending our program was not an option.  We knew that, in the midst of a pandemic, students need us now more than ever. So, over the course of the past three months, to continue engaging and supporting our students, we held 126… Read More

Winning Futures Condemns Inequities and Racism

June 1, 2020

We recognize what is happening in our community and recognize the feelings we (our team, students, mentors, educators, board, and volunteers) are having. We are sad for the events that are going on and the loss of lives that have occurred. We believe that every student deserves to have a… Read More

Winning Futures Alum Helps Battle COVID-19

April 30, 2020 ,

Tamia Brooks (left) participated in our program at Harper Woods High School and was mentored by Ursula Douglas, Managing Partner, Sprout Consulting Group (center). Tamia Brooks never thought she’s be in the trenches fighting a worldwide pandemic. But that’s exactly where she is. Tamia attended our Workforce Prep program as… Read More

A Tribute to James E. Lee

April 27, 2020

James E. Lee with his Mumford High School mentees. It is with great sadness we share that we lost an amazing mentor and friend, James E. Lee, on April 19, 2020.  James was a transformative servant in his community and positively influenced the lives of many young men through serving as a… Read More

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