News & Stories

News & Stories

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


Everyone Can Be a Mentor

August 31, 2017

Winning Futures mentoring programs are a fantastic way to guide young people down the road to success. When family members and others reinforce the message, it becomes more ingrained. To help you have a positive influence on the youth in your life, here are tips gleaned from some mentoring studies:… Read More


Rehmann Executive Joins Winning Futures’ Board

August 28, 2017

Winning Futures, an award-winning nonprofit organization that empowers young people to succeed through mentoring and strategic planning, recently elected to its board of directors Sandra Shecter, principal and firm-wide director of ACT at Rehmann, Farmington Hills. Shecter, a graduate of the University of Michigan, holds a bachelor’s degree in general… Read More


Kelser Camp Makes Measurable Impact on 100 Students

August 28, 2017

Judging from what the students learned at this year’s Greg Kelser “Shoot for your Goals” basketball camp, it was a slam dunk! The 100 students who took part in the camp July 10-14 at Cass Tech High School learned about setting goals, the importance of having a positive attitude on… Read More


Winning Futures Receives 2017 Promising Practice Award

August 21, 2017

This year Winning Futures was selected as one of the 2017 Character.org Promising Practice award winners. Founded in 1993, Character.org is a national nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. The mission of the organization is to provide leadership and advocacy for character worldwide. It is dedicated to help people everywhere become educated,… Read More


A MENTOR’S PERSPECTIVE – Mark Ware

June 23, 2017

I have been a mentor with Winning Futures for four years. Thanks to the outstanding framework of the Winning Futures curriculum, I have made a difference in the lives of over a dozen young men. Winning Futures has allowed me to witness the positive effects the lessons have on students.… Read More


$29,000 in Scholarships Granted at our 23rd Annual Awards Celebration

June 21, 2017

  On Monday, June 12, 2017, nearly 200 people joined us as we honored students and mentors of our partnering schools at our 23rd annual award celebration sponsored by Lear Corporation, EOS Worldwide, Extra Credit Union, and Lusk Albertson. Since our founding in 1994, we have impacted over 46,000 students… Read More


Setting Personal Goals to Reach Success

April 19, 2017

In Winning Futures, we teach students the importance of defining what success is to them. Once they have a clear vision of success, we encourage them to set personal goals. Factors like relationships, character traits, and job satisfaction affect quality of life.  Understanding personal desires aids students in creating aspirations… Read More


Ninth Annual Corks & Forks Event: Huge Success

March 6, 2017

On Saturday, February 25, 2017, almost 350 supporters and guests gathered at The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham for the ninth annual Corks & Forks wine event presented by Harman, Yazaki, and Lear. VIP guests enjoyed the opportunity to taste a variety of specialty wines from Woodberry Wine while mingling with… Read More


One Simple Way to Maintain Rapport with your Mentee over the Holiday Break

December 15, 2016

Tis the season for celebration, joy and peace. Many of us have time off from our usual obligations and can spend more time with our loved ones. However, not everyone enjoys the holiday season. The holidays can be especially tough for teens who are coping with family issues, a recent… Read More