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Our mission To be an exemplary business-education partnership that inspires and prepares teens to be successful in a career through workforce preparation, life skills development, strategic planning, mentoring, and scholarship programs.

Winning Futures

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Volunteer Mentor

Students need mentors now more than ever. School closures and stay-at-home orders have had a tremendous impact on our teens, not only affecting their education, but their social and emotional development too. When school resumes this fall, students will encounter a vastly different and, in some ways, even more challenging academic experience. They need the support and guidance of dedicated and caring virtual mentors who can help them navigate their new normal and work towards a bright future. Virtual mentoring is safe, fun, and impactful. Winning Futures, a Crain's Best-Managed Non-Profit, operates school-based Workforce Prep programs in Southeast Michigan. We partner with Cass Technical High School (Detroit), Community High School (Sterling Heights), Harper Woods High School, Madison High School, Mumford High School (Detroit), Pontiac Academy for Excellence, and Warren Mott High School. Help us empower local high school students for success by virtually mentoring this fall. Each virtual mentoring session is 30-45 minutes long. Mentors will participate remotely through a webinar service. The frequency and number of sessions will be determined on a school-by-school basis, however, we anticipate one small group virtual mentoring session every week or every other week, for 10-20 weeks, October through May. We are actively seeking virtual mentors for the 2020-21 school year. You can learn more and apply: Apply Here Questions? Contact Cindy Kluz at [email protected] or 586-381-5066.
  • Academic Support
  • Weekly
  • Education, Emotional, Job Skills, STEM
  • High School
  • Same Small Group
  • Academically at Risk, Foster Care, Gifted, LGBTQ+, Low Income Household
  • Virtual/Online
  • Adults, 55+
  • Individuals
  • 1 School Year
  • 1 Hour/Week
  • Weekday Afternoons, Weekday Evenings, Weekends
  • Moderate
Ways to help

Virtual Mentoring

Students need mentors now more than ever. COVID-19 shut down schools this past spring and is forcing significant changes to the upcoming schoolyear. Students need support from caring mentors who can help them navigate these unprecedented challenges. We have modified our programmatic model so that we can continue engaging our students through safe, fun, and impactful virtual mentoring. Mentors are trained and provided staff support at every session. Each virtual mentoring session is 30-45 minutes long. Participating schools are in Detroit, Harper Woods, Southfield, Pontiac, Warren, and Sterling Heights. Join our 2020-21 schoolyear virtual mentoring team!.
  • Weekly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Virtual
  • On-site
  • Weekdays

Interview Evaluator

Participate in mock phone and video-based job interviews with students and provide them with constructive feedback. Share your experience and wisdom to help our students prepare for the real thing. This one-time commitment typically happens for one to two hours in April or May.
  • One-time
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Virtual
  • On-site
  • Weekdays

Career Coach

Help students explore careers by participating in a virtual career day. Students will ask you questions about your education and career. This one-time commitment if for one hour with opportunities throughout the year.
  • One-time
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Virtual
  • On-site
  • Weekdays

Scholarship Judging

Help us choose scholarship recipients by interviewing applicants or judging their application essays. We routinely award up to $25,000 in annual scholarships and will use your feedback to help choose recipients. This one-time commitment typically happens for two to three hours in February or March.
  • One-time
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Virtual
  • On-site, Skilled
  • Weekdays
How you help Our work wouldn’t be possible without volunteers who help us deliver our Workforce Prep curriculum and build support for our students.
About us We are a nationally recognized and award-winning expert in empowering high school students to succeed. Through our evidence-based and structured Workforce Prep program, students throughout Metro Detroit are immersed in a four-year experiential curriculum that begins in tenth grade and continues through one year post high school. The program includes mentoring, life skills development, goal setting, job readiness training, and career exploration.
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