Service Spotlight: Mentorship in Detroit’s Schools

Join us in recognizing Christian Anderson for his volunteer contributions to Winning Futures!

Author: SuperUser Account/Tuesday, April 11, 2017/Categories: Education Technology

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The following letter was sent on March 30, 2017 from Winnings Futures Sarah Zigila.

Dear Sir or Madam:

In recognition of National Volunteer Month, we wish to honor your Christian Anderson, Student Data Consultant at Macro Connect, for all the contributions they have made as a volunteer in the community and to our organization, Winning Futures. 

Christian Anderson serves as a mentor with Winning Futures, a nonprofit that provides goal-setting and skill-building programs for over 2,000 middle and high-school students.  Each week, Mr. Anderson meets with some of these students at an area school to mentor and lead them through activities that aid their educational and personal development.  We and our students are extremely grateful for Mr. Anderson’s volunteerism, for if it weren’t for citizens like our mentors, our program could not function.  

While we strive to praise the contributions of our volunteers throughout the year, we find it especially important to do so during National Volunteer Month.  Each year, volunteers provide work and services for organizations such as ours that equates to more than $169 billion of paid time.  This makes their work is not only noble, but critical to the continued efforts of all non-profit and charitable associations around the world.  

By recognizing Mr. Anderson’s involvement with Winning Futures, we want to give credit where credit is due as well as encourage others at your organization and community to become a volunteer.  So, if possible, we ask that you please share the news of Mr. Anderson’s involvement in our organization with their colleagues through your company’s newsletter, intranet or other media. They truly deserve recognition for their dedication to their community and the positive development of its youth. 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact me by phone or e-mail. Thank you for your time and consideration.


Sarah M. Zigila

Program Facilitator, Winning Futures


Winning Futures is always on the lookout for more great role models and skill-builders, like you! Become a mentor to support Metro Detroit youth in a school in your neighborhood. It takes just a few easy steps: sign up page.

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