CEO of Center Line Electric Joins Winning Futures Board of Directors

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Winning Futures recently elected to its board of directors Kelvin B. Squires, CEO of Center Line Electric Inc. in Center Line. Before acquiring Center Line Electric in 2016, Squires spent 32 years working in the automotive industry, retiring in 2016 from Ford Motor Company as chief engineer, Global Powertrain Manufacturing Engineering. Before joining Ford in … [ read more ]

Looking Back on a Year of Great Success

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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. For example, consider former mentee … [ read more ]

Winning Futures grad takes new-found social confidence to Harvard

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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 would excel academically, but that … [ read more ]

Happy #GivingTuesday!

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  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: https://winningfutures.org/donate/. Donations up to $1,000 (by Dec. … [ read more ]

GM Executive is a Game changer for the Winning Futures Board of Directors

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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 involved as the 2017 Event … [ read more ]

#GivingTuesday Kickoff

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#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 skills and gain confidence. Nonprofits … [ read more ]

From Shy to Aiming High

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“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, but I would just keep … [ read more ]

2017-18 Program Kick off!

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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 at Cass Tech (Detroit), Community … [ read more ]

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

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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 wanted to attend college right … [ read more ]