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Our 2022-23 curriculum features enhanced strategies related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, asset-based language, and social and emotional learning. We also launched year 6 of our 7-year program.

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Our program has always focused on the empowerment of our students. While our impact has been significant, we are aware that the challenges our students face are constantly changing and that we need to respond accordingly.   With 90 percent of our students being people of color and 75 percent … Read More »

Our golfers brought out the sun and raised $150K at our 24th Annual Golf Classic

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  Unlike last year, there was no rain at this year’s Golf Classic, so we were already off to a good start. More than 255 people participated in our 24th annual Golf Classic and helped us raise $150,000 to support students in our Workforce Prep program. The outing was held … Read More »

Black Male Career Mentors: You are the Key to Inspiring the Next Generation

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I had the privilege of meeting with one of our most dynamic career mentor-student pairings, Aubin Williams and Aidan Watkins. Williams is the president and CEO of Ekklesia Building Corporation, a general contracting, program management, and construction company. Watkins is a 19-year-old full-time student at Wayne County Community College studying … Read More »

Paying It Forward as a Career Mentor

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Pay it forward is an expression for when the recipient of kindness does something kind in turn for someone else rather than simply accepting or repaying the original good deed.   Tamara Taylor, complexity lead at Stellantis, has been the recipient of many acts of kindness and encouragement throughout her … Read More »

Pete Hockey, Global Director of Supply Chain Operations at Ford Motor Company, Joins our Board

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Pete Hockey, Ford Motor Company’s global director of Supply Chain Operations has joined our Board of Directors. “I’m honored to be a part of the Winning Futures team. The vision of using top-notch mentoring programs to positively impact our youth is something that resonates with me. I’m excited to join … Read More »

Razzaaq McConner, Vice President of Purchasing & Supply Chain – Americas at Adient, Joins Board of Directors

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We are pleased to welcome Razzaaq McConner, Adient’s vice president of Purchasing & Supply Chain – Americas, to our Board of Directors. “Winning Futures gives me the opportunity to mentor and develop young people who faced the same challenges as I did as a high school student in Pontiac,” said … Read More »

$50,000 Awarded and 17 Mentors Honored, Our 2022 Awards Celebration in Review

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Our 28th Annual Awards Celebration was held on May 17, 2022, at The Gazebo Banquet Center in Warren. We awarded a grand total of $50,000 to 24 phenomenal students from our Workforce Prep program. We also honored 17 dedicated local business professionals who completed their fifth year as career mentors!  … Read More »